Literary history

From Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales to commedia dell’arte to the ‘modern medieval’, revisit or discover writers and books that shaped English language and literature, through expert talks and lively classroom discussion.
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  1. Exploring commedia dell'arte: two masterpieces of Carlo Goldoni

    Course Date: Sat 10 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Commedia dell’Arte originated in Italy in the 16th century, establishing a lasting legacy on many playwrights. Discover more about its characters, themes and how the plays were staged. We will also read from two of Carlo Goldoni’s most famous works: Servant of Two Masters and The Mistress of the Inn.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  2. Female mystic writers of the Middle Ages

    Course Date: Sun 25 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking at writers such as Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe, this course considers the way in which women writers represented their fantastic experiences and visions in medieval times.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  3. A pilgrimage through Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

    Course Date: Thu 12 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Focusing on some key tales, we look at the early manuscripts, consider Chaucer's use of language and imagery, and explore themes that run through the Tales: corruption, religion, gender, and status in medieval society.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  4. A journey through Boccaccio's Decameron

    Course Date: Sat 12 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Inspired by the 'Arabian Nights', Boccaccio created the first Italian novel. He also went beyond Christian morality and contemporary canons to portray an extraordinary variety of themes, characters and settings. Includes scenes from Pasolini's eponymous film.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £25.00

  5. The medieval translations of Simon Armitage

    Course Date: Sat 19 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Simon Armitage has made translations of two significant Middle English poems, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the Alliterative Morte Arthur. We will consider the way he interprets the style and language of the originals in his innovative retellings.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

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