Liverpool, United Kingdom

Shakespeare, His World Our World

when 1 July 2022 - 22 July 2022
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 15 EC

Why is Shakespeare so important? What makes his work so widely read and performed all over the world?

By examining a selection of his most famous speeches and scenes from his plays, and by discussing the importance of such memorable characters as Hamlet, Cleopatra, Macbeth etc, this module will consider Shakespeare’s impact on the way we think and feel about ourselves.

The module will look at well known moments in Shakespeare’s plays both on film and in the theatre. We will examine how he uses language as well as how different actors and directors have interpreted his works.

Course leader

Dr Kate O'Leary

Course aim

To provide students with knowledge and understanding of language and expressed ideas in key moments in a selection of Shakespeare’s works.

To develop confidence in understanding and communicating complex ideas in written and/or spoken language.

To develop skills in research and collaborative learning.

Credits info

15 EC
Credits equivalent to 7.5 ECTS

Fee info

EUR 0: Module must be taken as part of a Week 4-6 or Week 1-6 International Summer School programme, so no individual module prices are available.