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Taking English literature courses in Sydney can enrich your life in many surprising ways. Have you ever thought about why some literature, such as Shakespeare’s work, remains in production century after century? His plays deal with timeless themes such as the complexities of love, hunger for power, and betrayal. In a constantly-changing, high-tech world, it’s comforting to know that not everything has changed. If you’re ready to dive in, WEA Sydney can help. We offer short courses in Sydney in our fully-equipped classrooms. Our building includes a library and our tutors are experienced and fully qualified.

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Great Plays of the Theatre Unpacked

Meet some seminal plays that have shaped theatre history. Meet the writers and what prompted them to write these great plays. Meet the characters and unpack their speeches and motivations. Discover the themes that drive the plays and find out about how they could or should be staged. COURSE OUTLINE Introducing theatre through classic tragedy and... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>Meet some seminal plays that have shaped theatre history. Meet the writers and what prompted them to write these great plays. Meet the characters and unpack their speeches and motivations. Discover

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28 Apr

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Seeking Treasure in Secret Gardens: Nesbit, Burnett and Webster

The Golden Age of Children’s Literature featured many female writers who had a profound impact on the girl readers of the twentieth century, including Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden), Edith Nesbit (The Treasure Seekers), and Jean Webster (Daddy Long Legs). It is perhaps not surprising that each of these women was strong, interesting,... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>The Golden Age of Children’s Literature featured many female writers who had a profound impact on the girl readers of the twentieth century, including Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden),

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02 May

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Entertaining Australia: The History of Australian Films

Australia created the world’s first feature film in 1906 but the story is not one of steady progress, rather of boom and bust. It was only in the 1970s that the “film renaissance” relaunched our film industry, allowing us to see ourselves on screen once more. We look at all we’ve achieved in the last 120 years, revisiting some great films,... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>Australia created the world’s first feature film in 1906 but the story is not one of steady progress, rather of boom and bust. It was only in the 1970s that the “film renaissance” relaunched our

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08 May

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Italian Film Session

An opportunity to see an Italian film and afterwards, to discuss the film (in English). As the film is subtitled and the post film discussion in English, the session is suitable for students of all levels of Italian and also other students of the WEA who are interested in films and European film history. DELIVERY MODE This class will be delivered... [More]
$99 Limited / $89

<p>An opportunity to see an Italian film and afterwards, to discuss the film (in English). As the film is subtitled and the post film discussion in English, the session is suitable for students of all

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15 May

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Noel Coward: A Flamboyant Life

From the exemplar of jazz-age glamour to grand patriot and self-parody, Noel Coward was one of the greatest wits of his age. His sophisticated songs, his dressing gowns as daywear and his cigarette holder – cemented the image of Noel Coward in the popular cultural mind through most of the 20th century. Known for his slightly-scandalous plays and... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>From the exemplar of jazz-age glamour to grand patriot and self-parody, Noel Coward was one of the greatest wits of his age. His sophisticated songs, his dressing gowns as daywear and his cigarette

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15 May

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Gothic Literature: Then and Now

Haunted castles, hidden passages, dastardly villains – just some of the Gothic elements that thrilled 18th century readers of Gothic novels. And when Horace Walpole published The Castle of Otranto in 1764 reading novels became a popular passion. Eventually sated by too much sensation, readers turned aside. But the Gothic style did not die, so much... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>Haunted castles, hidden passages, dastardly villains – just some of the Gothic elements that thrilled 18th century readers of Gothic novels. And when Horace Walpole published The Castle of Otranto

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13 Jun

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