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Make the most of your visit while attending this event and take a tour of Dove Cottage and gardens.
Literature Class: Shakespeare re-visited
05 March 2014
2.15 - 4.00pm
£10 per person
Shakespeare re-visited: by ourselves, by Wordsworth and by readers and artists of his time.
'Who thinks it necessary to praise the sun?' wrote Wordsworth. He read Shakespeare's plays as poems, as we, four hundred years distant from the playwright - twice as far away as Wordsworth - are probably closer than the Romantics were to the sheer visual brilliance of Shakespeare's theatre. Wordsworth in 1805 said that he never saw Hamlet acted. The play's influence was nevertheless profound.
In these five sessions, the Wordsworth Trust's President, Pamela Woof, will lead a discussion on Shakespeare's four tragedies: Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth, considering how we respond to each play now; how Wordsworth and contemporary writers responded; and how artists of the time chose to present Shakespeare to their own age. This course is an exploration of great poetry and great drama, and is open to everyone.
Class dates: Wednesday 20 November, Wednesday 11 December, Wednesday 22 January, Wednesday 12 February and Wednesday 5 March.
Cost: £10 each or £40 season ticket for all five classes.
You can book online or phone 015394 35544.