Drama: plays and players

Enjoy exploring plays from throughout the years and consider how scripts have been adapted, reinterpreted and brought to life on the stage.
  1. Play in a day: Antony and Cleopatra

    Course Date: Sat 23 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Read or seen the play but want to know more? This course examines the background to Shakespeare's 'Antony and Cleopatra', discusses characters, identifies themes, draws parallels with Shakespeare's other plays, looks at language and analyses key scenes. T.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  2. Italian weekend: "...and sinking is sweet in such a sea": parallels in the Romantic lyricism of John Keats and Giacomo Leopardi

    Course Date: Sat 28 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Giacomo Leopardi and John Keats were almost contemporary and never met, but there are striking similarities in the content and style of their poems. Come and read and discuss some of their most important works.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  3. Shakespeare: a dip into some key tragedies, comedies and histories

    Course Date: Mon 6 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Celebrate the genius of Shakespeare: his timeless themes, complex characterisation, beautiful language and power in performance. Explore extracts from plays including 'Hamlet', 'Othello, Richard III', 'Twelfth Night' and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £57.00

  4. Advanced studies in poetry, fiction and drama

    Course Date: Wed 30 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Saying something; not saying something: we will study a post-war English play and short novel, and poems by different American and European poets, which each take commitment and detachment, engagement and avoidance, as their theme or method. Includes Harold Pinter's The Caretaker and Kazuo Ishiguro's An Artist of the Floating World.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

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