The Essence of Shakespeare - Eight More Great Plays Unpacked

This course celebrates and explores eight memorable Shakespearean plays unpacking their poetry, plots, characters and language. This course offers eight plays to follow on from The Best of Shakespeare but is a stand-alone course so novices and lovers of Shakespeare, alike, are welcome. Come meet the Bard and some of his memorable plays.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Julius Caesar: Beware the ides of March. Political usurpation is not new just ask Julius Caesar.
  • Twelfth Night: If music be the food of love, play on. Love triangles, hidden identities and much laughter in this Christmas play.
  • Romeo and Juliet: For never was a story of more woe. The story of star-crossed lovers is the great romantic tragedy.
  • The Taming of the Shrew: We will have rings and things and fine array. Who really has the upper hand in this comic tale of marriage?
  • Henry V: Once more unto the breach, dear friends. A look at war from the mighty and the lowly.
  • As You Like It: All the world’s a stage. A play of love, justice and gender reversals and more music than any other Shakespearean play.
  • The Winter’s Tale: Exit pursued by bear. A play that combines tragedy and romance and what is with the bear?
  • Othello: Men should be what they seem. A cautionary tale about jealousy and ill-judgement.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Read and understand Shakespearian language of blank verse and prose to access plot, setting and characterisation.
  2. Analyse and discuss the themes and sub-text of the plays.
  3. Explore, reflect and review the depth and variety of interpretations available to readings of these plays in performance.
$232 Limited / $209

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14 Oct

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