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Winter School

Insightful talks and lively discussions with Shakespeare experts

Join us on our popular leisure course for insightful talks and lively discussions hosted at the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Hear about the dramatic and historical figure of King John, as well as his portrayal in the Victorian period.  We will also explore early modern English conceptions of Islam and the Ottoman Empire; cross-dressing boy players on the Elizabethan stage; and the significance of Shakespeare museums and libraries to society and our sense of nationhood. 

These themes reflect the productions at the theatre, all of which you will have the option to see - King John, A Museum in BaghdadThe Boy in the Dress.

Speakers include: Dr Leah Broad; Dr Anjna Chouhan; Professor Matthew Dimmock; Rev. Dr Paul Edmondson; Professor Ewan Fernie; Dr Darren Freebury-Jones; Helen Hopkins; Dr Patricia Lennox; Dr Marc Morris; Rosalyn Sklar; Dr Robert Smallwood; Dr Nick Walton.

Schedule of plays:

Monday 13 January - 7.30 pm A Museum in Baghdad

Tuesday 14 January - 7.00 pm The Boy in the Dress

Wednesday 15 January - 7.30 pm King John

Download the course programme

£275 per person (including theatre tickets)
£175 per person (excluding theatre tickets)

Online booking is now open for our annual Winter School.  If you have any problems registering online please call (01789) 201805.

Closing date for registrations is Friday 22 November 2019.

"Very relaxed atmosphere ... and the chance to talk with fellow enthusiasts was priceless" — Winter School Attendee

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