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. Contemporary British playwriting and theatre

    Course Date: Sat 12 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Focusing on 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 including Forced Entertainment.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  2. Advanced studies in poetry, fiction and drama

    Course Date: Wed 30 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. Includes Harold Pinter's The Caretaker and Kazuo Ishiguro's An Artist of the Floating World.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  3. 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

  4. Drama in society

    Course Date: Thu 12 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    View, explore and discuss plays that demonstrate the potency of drama as literary and performance texts, considering them in their social and political contexts: Anton Chekhov's 'The Cherry Orchard' (1903) and Harold Pinter's 'The Homecoming' (1965).
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £52.00

  5. 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

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