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. A love of the Rack and the Screw: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes

    Course Date: Sat 29 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    These troubled poets’ tempestuous marriage produced some of the 20th century’s greatest poetry. We'll explore the work of both from romantic bliss to gothic violence to Hughes' final tender goodbye in 'Birthday Letters'.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £45.00

  2. 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

  3. An introduction to literature: drama

    Course Date: Thu 21 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You will read and discuss three plays including The Doll's House (IF) by Ibsen, Richard II (IF) by Shakespeare and a play in production in London in terms of language, characterisation, ideas and how they work as performance texts. No class on 19 October.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Classic drama

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Read view and discuss 3 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

  5. 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

  6. Drama in society

    Course Date: Thu 12 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore two plays from different centuries that demonstrate the potency of drama as literary and performance texts, in their social and political context: 'Hedda Gabler' by Henrik Ibsen (1890) and Edward Albee's 'A Delicate Balance' (1966).
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £52.00

  7. 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

  8. Introduction to poetry

    Course Date: Sat 4 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Always wanted to read and discuss poetry? Enjoy this introduction to a range of poetry from the last 400 years and explore how the poets shape our responses.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  9. 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

  10. Poets and the natural world: John Clare to Alice Oswald

    Course Date: Thu 27 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore why poets have written more directly and intensely about nature as people moved to live in towns and cities, from John Clare through Hopkins, Housman and Edward Thomas to Ted Hughes and Alice Oswald.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £26.00

  11. Shakespeare's Histories: this seat of Mars

    Course Date: Fri 22 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore Shakespeare’s dramatic evocation of one of the most turbulent and fascinating periods of English history via five remarkable History plays – 'Richard II', 'Henry IV Parts I and II', 'Henry V' and 'Richard III'.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £154.00

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

    Course Date: Mon 7 Aug 2017
    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 Midummer Night's Dream'.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £57.00

  13. The myth of Faust in Goethe and Marlowe

    Course Date: Sat 5 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The myth of the Medieval scholar exchanging his life to satisfy his thirst for knowledge features in several European plays and novels. We will look at two interpretations of this story, Goethe’s Faust (Part I) and Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus and watch scenes from Alexander Sokurov’s Faust (2010).
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  14. 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

  15. Visiting London theatre today

    Course Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    See a play every other week, mostly off West End and fringe theatre. You will explore the playwright's work beforehand and analyse and discuss the production afterwards. Fee includes a contribution towards theatre tickets. The first session is at City Lit. If you miss this session please contact Humanities on 020 7492 2652. Visits on 26 September, 10 October, 31 October and 14 and 28 November. No class on 17 October.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £204.00

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