Shakespeare and his World
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
This Free 10 week course begins 20 Match 2017
2016 marked the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the University of Warwick, together with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, will explore Shakespeare’s cultural background and influences and why his works have endured.
Shakespearean academic Professor Jonathan Bate will be exploring the acclaimed collections of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, including an in-depth proactive study of eight of Shakespeare's plays.
Short video HERE
This course involves 5 hours per week, but the extras could take you on an endlessly exciting journey with which you'll possible wish would never end.
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Who is the course for?
This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in Shakespeare; you might be a high school student or a university student, or a regular play-goer who wishes to learn more about Shakespeare. No prior knowledge of Shakespeare life, theatre and world is assumed: that is what you will learn from the course. The only pre-requisite is a willingness to read and watch the plays.