Course aimsThis Global Shakespeare course from Queen Mary University of London aims to introduce students to a range of recent developments in Shakespeare’s afterlives around the globe, allowing them:
- to understand the global cultural exchange and globalization more generally as a force in the dissemination of Shakespeare in the twenty-first century;
- to grasp the ways in which Shakespeare's plays themselves engage with worlds beyond early modern England as a way of exploring and representing Shakespeare's own world;
- use global theory and criticism to analyse and interpret a range of Shakespearean (and other early modern) texts;
- understand the history of the theory of tragedy and its significance for understanding Shakespearean tragedy in a globalized world;
- read Shakespearean texts closely, in a historically and theoretically informed way, and convey such interpretations in appropriately scholarly forms of discourse and writing in the light of the latest available research findings.
Programme StructureIn the heart of Shakespeare's London, a short tube ride away from the Globe Theatre, you will discover and debate a range of recent developments in Shakespeare studies, and learn to read carefully, think deeply, and write clearly. That is:
- to read Shakespearean texts closely, in a historically and theoretically informed way, and convey your interpretations in appropriately scholarly forms of discourse and writing
- to analyse cinematic works that take Shakespeare's plays as their source text or their inspiration, from a range of countries around the globe including Japan, India, Mexico, and Malaysia to grasp the ways in which Shakespeare's plays themselves engage with worlds beyond early modern England, as a way of exploring and representing Shakespeare's own world; and
- to understand global cultural exchange, and globalisation more generally, as a force for the dissemination of Shakespeare in the twenty-first century.
- 19 days
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesLanguage Studies Literature Theatre & Dance View 33 other Short Courses in Theatre & Dance in United Kingdom
To join our Summer School, you should have completed a minimum of two semesters’ study at your home institution.
We welcome Summer School students from around the world. We accept a range of qualifications:
- if your home institution uses the four-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale, we usually require a 3.0 GPA
- if your home institution uses the letter scale, you will need to have a B+
International1900 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1900 GBP for the full programme during 19 days.
National1900 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1900 GBP for the full programme during 19 days.
Living costs for London
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