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. Drama in society

    Course Date: Thu 4 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore three plays that demonstrate the potency of drama as literary and performance texts, in their social and political context: 'Ghosts' by Henrik Ibsen, Terence Rattigan's 'The Deep Blue Sea' and Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth'.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £74.00

  2. Further advanced literary study

    Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will enhance your appreciation of literary genres and styles from different periods, helping you to develop the rigour and skills that belong to higher level study. Topics include the post-modern and the post-colonial.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

  3. Play in a day: Cymbeline

    Course Date: Sat 24 Jun 2017
    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 'Cymbeline', 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

  4. Shakespeare, Jonson and the supernatural

    Course Date: Fri 5 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We shall consider the treatment of the supernatural - satirical in Jonson's case, for Shakespeare as a feature of the romance genre - as part of a comparative study of plays by these two great contemporary dramatists: 'The Tempest' and 'The Alchemist'.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £74.00

  5. The British theatre revolution

    Course Date: Sat 13 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Focusing on a key and formative period in modern British theatre, we explore the boom in new writing, the work of major playwrights in context and the significance of 1990s theatre and playwriting. Writers include Sarah Kane, Caryl Churchill and Mark Ravenhill.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  6. Varieties of Shakespearean Tragedy; Shakespeare's 'lonely dragons' . Image: King Lear by James Barry

    Varieties of Shakespearean Tragedy; Shakespeare's 'lonely dragons'

    Course Date: Fri 23 Sep 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Shakespeare enacted tragedy in many contexts. After considering the varied and complex psychological representations of 'Hamlet', 'Antony and Cleopatra' and 'King Lear', we focus on the inner divisions afflicting Shakespeare's powerful, but intensely lonely, 'dragons'.
    Full fee: £369.00
    Senior fee: £295.00
    Concession: £162.00

  7. Visiting London theatre today

    Course Date: Tue 10 Jan 2017
    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. One space left! For information please contact Humanities on 020 7492 2652 for the pro-rata fee. No class 14 February. Plays will be 'Low Level Panic', 'The Glass Menagerie' and 'Twelfth Night'.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £202.00

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