- T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land at 100Course start date: Fri 2 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David Barnes100 years ago this autumn an extraordinary poem was published that changed the literary world in ways we are still processing today. T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land was a modernist masterpiece, a broken hymn of despair, a collage of voices from different cultures and histories – and a poem that soon became iconic. From its memorable opening line – ‘April is the cruellest month’ – to its closing prayer, it takes us through a rich cast of characters and settings, evocations of myth and religion, and references to modern life. In this course we will look at the poem’s politics, its attitude to religion and sex, its many allusions, and the great writers it influenced.Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £90.00
- The 2nd Golden Age of US Television: From Hill Street Blues to The SopranosCourse start date: Thu 8 Jun 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Paul RixonThis course explores the Second Golden age of American Television. While the first golden age of American television ended in the early 1960s, the second golden age, for some, started in the 1980s with the arrival of long running drama series, which used large casts to explore serious topics. For some critics, these offered a new form of quality television. Over this course we will explore why these dramas appeared, the form they took and the critical debates which came to fame them.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00
- MGM musicalsCourse start date: Fri 9 Jun 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Pauline GreeneBright, bold, happy and hummable – many of our favourite musicals on film were created by the Freed Unit at MGM in the 1940s and 50s. From The Wizard of Oz to Gigi, we take a whistle-stop tour of some fabulous films and artists.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £77.00
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