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.
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  1. Classic drama

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Read view and discuss three classic plays : Euripides 'The Trojan Women', 'Measure for Measure' by Shakespeare and 'The Duchess of Malfi' by John Webster in terms of themes, language,and social and historical contexts and how they work as performance texts.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Introduction to literature: drama

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Read and discuss plays including 'Hamlet' by Shakespeare and 'Death of a Salesman' by Arthur Miller in terms of language, characterisation, ideas , structure and how they work as performance texts.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £61.00

  3. Visiting London theatre today

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    See a play every other week, mostly off West End and fringe theatre. Explore the playwright's work beforehand and analyse and discuss the production afterwards. Fee includes contribution towards theatre tickets. The first session is at Build. If you miss this session please contact Humanities on 020 7492 2652. Visits on 16/1, 30/1, 13/2, 27/2 and 13/3.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £209.00

  4. Drama in society

    Course Date: Thu 12 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore two ground breaking plays of the 1960s that demonstrate the potency of drama as literary and performance texts, considering them in their social and political contexts: Harold Pinter's 'The Homecoming' and Edward Albee's 'A Delicate Balance'.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £52.00

  5. Two Elizabethan tragedies: Marlowe's Doctor Faustus and Shakespeare's Hamlet

    Course Date: Fri 13 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Shakespeare and Marlowe were exact contemporaries and almost certainly friends and rivals. A study of these two plays gives us insight into how they helped redefine the classical concept of tragedy for the Elizabethan age.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  6. Contemporary British playwriting and theatre

    Course Date: Sat 12 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Focusing on a key works in modern British theatre, we explore developments since the boom in new writing in the 1990’s, the work of major playwrights in context and the significance of new contemporary theatre forms. Writers include Caryl Churchill, Simon Stephens, and theatre companies include Forced Entertainment.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  7. Advanced studies in poetry, fiction and drama

    Course Date: Wed 23 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.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  8. 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

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