- Key texts of 19th & 20th century drama: Ibsen, Wilde, Williams and StoppardCourse Date: Mon 20 Sep 2021
Location on this date: OnlineThis course will explore the concerns,styles and influences of 4 key dramatic texts from the late 19th and 20th centuries and how they reflect the times in which they were written. Texts studied include Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, A Streetcar named Desire by Tennessee Williams and Travesties by Tom Stoppard.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £134.00
- Poetry cooked and raw: from Emily Dickinson to the Beat PoetsCourse Date: Wed 22 Sep 2021
Location on this date: OnlineWe will explore how poets changed during the 20th century from writing in formal ‘poetic’ language and regular forms towards writing in more natural language, freer forms and with more direct expression of feelings. We will look at free verse, political poetry, the Beat Poets, confessional poetry and prose poetry.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- "Beyond Love and Beyond Reason": Love's Labour's Lost, All's Well That Ends Well, Pericles and The Winter's TaleCourse Date: Fri 24 Sep 2021
Location on this date: OnlineAn exploration of four plays, in which Shakespeare (and at least one collaborator) presents and interrogates the uses and abuses, the fantasies and the profundities, of love in various extreme contexts. Although these texts are rarely at the forefront of Shakespearean criticism, they richly repay detailed study, especially in an era when sexual relations and definitions are in a state of considerable flux.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £429.00 Senior fee £343.00 Concession £262.00
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