Drama: Plays & Players - Online Courses

Enjoy exploring plays from throughout the years and consider how scripts have been adapted, reinterpreted and brought to life on the stage.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

  1. 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

  2. Literature taster: Shakespeare

    Course Date: Thu 25 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Ever wondered what studying an online Literature course at City Lit is like? Tempted to try, but not ready to commit to a whole course? Try this taster session on Shakespeare to boost your confidence and whet your appetite for further study!

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  3. "Crabb'd age and youth": 'Hamlet' and 'Lear'

    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Hamlet (1600) and King Lear (1606) are arguably the greatest of Shakespeare’s tragedies. Yet their tragic heroes could scarcely be more different. Hamlet has all the enquiring restlessness of youth, Lear the stubbornness of embittered old age. What unites them is Shakespeare’s profound psychological insight and the dazzling poetry of a man at the very height of his poetic power.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  4. Modernist Manifestoes: 1880 - 1939

    Course Date: Fri 23 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    The word manifesto implies the creation of a new reality – perhaps the more improbable the better – through the act of speech. This course examines the manifestoes and movements of the modernist period (late-19th and early-20th centuries), which sought to radically redefine the possibilities of art, politics and life.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. The American West in literature and film

    Course Date: Thu 6 May 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Saddle Up! This class examines the literary and cinematic history of the American West, delving into its iconic representation in literature and film from the 20th century to the present day. By looking at an exciting range of texts and films, from John Ford to Cormac McCarthy, the class explores the longstanding and ongoing fascination with the culture, politics and art of the American West.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  6. Shakespeare's Women: Rosalind, Ophelia & Lady Macbeth

    New
    Course Date: Thu 17 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This online Literature course will look at three of Shakespeare’s female characters: Rosalind (As You Like It), Ophelia (Hamlet) and Lady Macbeth (Macbeth). We will consider their wit, madness and ambition, exploring Shakespeare’s language, the historical context, and the plays in performance.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

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