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Leisure Courses

Shakespeare courses for individuals or groups

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Registration for May and June Living Shakespeare Courses now OPEN

To register for these courses, please download, complete and return the Living Shakespeare Booking Form for May and June.

Should you have any questions, please contact the learning team either via email: learning@shakespeare.org.uk or via telephone: 01789 207131.

Updates on when to register for our courses in July and September will be released soon. 

The course offers the opportunity to learn and extend knowledge in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

— Living Shakespeare attendee

The program for the course is really well designed - an excellent selection of talks about a wide range of subjects alongside the opportunity for discussion with other attendees.

— Living Shakespeare attendee

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Hold the dates!

Wednesday 2 May to Saturday 5 May 2018, including the following performances and speakers:

Performances:

  • The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich (or The Beau Defeated)
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Macbeth

Speakers:

  • Abigail Rokison-Woodall (University of Birmingham)
  • Carol Chillington Rutter (University of Warwick)
  • Lyn Darnley (formerly RSC Head of Text, Voice and Artist Development)
  • Rosalyn Sklar (SBT)
  • Nic Fulcher (SBT)

Tuesday 5 June to Friday 8 June 2018, including the following performances and speakers:

Performances:

  • The Duchess of Malfi
  • King Lear
  • The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich (or The Beau Defeated)

Speakers:

  • Gill Day (formerly Birmingham City University)
  • Alan Smith (Head of Costume, Props, Footwear and Armoury at the RSC)
  • Ailsa Grant Ferguson (University of Brighton)
  • Roger Pringle (formerly SBT)

Tuesday 24 July to Friday 27 July 2018, including the following performances and speakers:

Performances:

  • Macbeth
  • The Duchess of Malfi
  • Romeo and Juliet

Speakers:

  • Martin Wiggins (University of Birmingham)
  • Catherine Alexander (formerly University of Birmingham)
  • Katherine Scheill (University of Minnesota)
  • Rosalyn Sklar (SBT)

Thursday 13 September to Saturday 15 September 2018, including the following performances and speakers:

Performances:

  • The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Macbeth

Speakers:

  • To be confirmed

Further information including an outline programme and registration form will be sent out in due course.  In the meantime, if you are not already on our mailing list and would like to receive more information on these courses when it becomes available, please complete the on-line contact form accessible above.

“The welcome was superb providing an excellent background for continuous discussion. The staff at the Shakespeare Centre were unfailing in every opportunity to make it an outstanding venue”.

— Living Shakespeare attendee

For further information please contact the Learning team by calling +44 (0) 1789 207131 or email learning@shakespeare.org.uk


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