Drama: plays and players

Drama: Plays & Players
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Enjoy exploring plays from throughout the years and consider how scripts have been adapted, reinterpreted and brought to life on the stage. You can study in-person or in the comfort of your home with our online courses. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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  1. Wild Justice: power and revenge in English Renaissance Tragedy
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course explores English Renaissance Tragedy through Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy, , Marlowe’s Dr Faustus, Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, and Middleton’s The Revenger’s Tragedy. We will consider how these plays represent revenge and power in relation to authority (individual, state and religious); death; grief; gender and sexuality; language - and theatricality itself.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £97.00
  2. Classic drama: Aeschylus, Shakespeare and Chekhov
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    You will read view and discuss three classic plays : Aeschylus’ Eumenides from The Oresteia, Shakespeare's Macbeth and The Seagull by Chekov in terms of themes, language, their social and historical contexts and how they work as performance texts.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £121.00

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