London, United Kingdom

Shakespeare: Themes and Presentations

when 17 June 2017 - 8 July 2019
language English
duration 108 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee GBP 1515

This module provides a detailed examination of a range of the dramatic works of William Shakespeare and of other poetry and drama of the English Renaissance. It will consider the context of Shakespearean drama from the sixteenth century to its interpretation and dissemination in the present day, from theatrical practice, the playhouses, acting companies and royal patronage of the Renaissance through to twentieth-first century film and television adaptations. It will include close study of content and language and it will also develop a broad understanding of themes, forms and issues (political, historical, theoretical and religious) characteristic of English culture during the Renaissance. There will also be a study visit to the Globe theatre and other relevant sites.

Target group

Students with an IELTS score of 6.0 or higher
Minimum age: 18

Course aim

This class aims to:
• introduce students to the variety of styles and themes in the work of Shakespeare.
• introduce students to the broad intellectual and dramatic contexts within which Shakespeare’s work was produced.
• locate Shakespeare’s work in relation to that of his contemporaries
• consider in detail the form and language of some Renaissance texts
• analyse Renaissance theatrical practice
• analyse the position and authority Shakespeare holds within the canon of English Literature and to consider the means by which his work has come to occupy this central space in English culture and literary criticism

Credits info

10 EC
Each Summer School module is worth 20 UK credits (10 ECTS).
Official Transcripts are provided at the end of the course.

Fee info

GBP 1515: Tuition Fee per session
GBP : At the time of application, students have the opportunity to select from accommodation at two of the University of Westminster's centrally located Halls of Residence, as well as joining a comprehensive Social Programme including evening events in London, and weekend trips throughout the UK.
Prices vary and are available in full detail on our website.