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MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMME IN ENGLISH Term-End Examination June, 2012 MEG-2 : BRITISH DRAMA Time : 3 hours Note : Maximum Marks : 100

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Answer Question no. 1, which is compulsory and any four from the remaining questions. All questions carry equal marks.

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Annotate any four of the following passages with reference to the context in not more than 150 words each : 4x5=20 (a) Let Faustus live in hell a thousand years, A hundred thousand and at last be saved ! 0, no end is limited to damned souls ! Why wert thou not a creature wanting soul ? Or why is this immortal that thou hast ?

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To be , or not to be , that is the question Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The Slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take up arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing , end them. To die , to sleep No more. What a miracle she is ? Set all the eyes Of court a - fire , like a burning glass, And work 'em into cinders ; when the jewels Of twenty states adorn thee, and the light Strike out the stars; and that , when thy name is mentioned, Queens may look pale : From this out I'll have no want of company when all sorts is bringing me their food and clothing ( he swaggers 2

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to the door , tightening his belt ), the way they'd set their eyes upon a gallant orphan cleft his father with one blow to the breeches belt.

(e) There's hardly a moment when I'm not - watching and wanting you . I've got to hit out somehow . Nearly four years of being in the same room with you , night and day , and I still can't stop my sweat break ing out when I see you doing -- something as ordinary as leaning over an ironing board. 2. Discuss critically the modernity of Elizabethan tragedy. (400 words) OR How did Shakespeare alter the Romantic Comedy formula in A Midsummer Night's Dream ? (400 words) 20

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Dr. Fanstus stands for the Renaissance man ? Is this...
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