Shakespeare Lectures

  • Date & Time: Monday, 17 Sep 2012, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mondays on 17, 24
September and 1, 8
October, from 7-9pm

“He was not of an age, but for all time!” Ben Jonson, Preface to the First Folio

17 September
Shakespeare’s Siblings – How have you made division of yourself? A major feature of Shakespeare’s plays is the relationships of brothers and sisters: their rivalries, their loves, their separations and reunions. The lecture will particularly focus on The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night and King Lear.

24 September and 1 October
Shakespeare and the Supernatural – There are more things in heaven and earth. Fairies, ghosts, witches and apparitions of different kinds appear in several of Shakespeareís plays. Four plays will be explored: A Midsummer Nightís Dream, The Tempest, Hamlet and Macbeth.

8 October
Shakespeare – the onlie begetter. Part of William Shakespeare’s legacy has been the inspiration he has provided other writers. Their poems, plays and novels have been inspired by his works; their titles have been provided by his words; and they have imaginatively reconstructed his life. Some of the great range of writing that pays tribute toWilliam Shakespeare will be explored: from John Keats and Charles Dickens to W H Auden and Tom Stoppard.

Price  £30 for series, includes refreshments

Contact Alison Ogden for booking enquiries. | 01722 424826

Course Details:

  • Date & Time: Monday, 17 Sep 2012, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Tutor: John Cox

    • John Cox taught English after graduating from Trinity College, Cambridge. Following work at schools in Suffolk and London, he came to Bishop Wordsworthís School in Salisbury as Head of English, later becoming Assistant Headteacher. He retired in the summer of 2010.