Drama: Plays & 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: Euripides, Chekhov and Shakespeare

    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Read, view and study three classic plays, including Medea by Euripides, King Lear by Shakespeare and Three Sisters by Chekhov in terms of dialogue, theme, characterisation, imagery and structure as well considering them as performance texts, where we will assess the ways a director, actor, set, lighting and costume designer can lift the text off the page and make it a living, breathing theatrical experience.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  2. Byron: 'In the soul's haunted cell'

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Flamboyant and contradictory, Byron’s exploits enthralled a continent. Self-aggrandising and self-lacerating, utterly of his time while declaring war on Romanticism, few poets equal Byron’s power to entertain while wrestling with intractable existential questions. We shall consider how the vitality and provocations of Byron’s work stimulate insight into our own experience and aspirations.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  3. Play in two days: 'The Winter's Tale'

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Read or seen the play but want to know more? This course examines the background to Shakespeare's 'A Winter's Tale', discusses characters, identifies themes, draws parallels with Shakespeare's other plays, looks at language and analyses key scenes.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

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