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Institute of Continuing Education

This course is part of the Shakespeare Summer Programme.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

What is ‘wonder’ and what place has such an elusive quality in Shakespeare’s work? Exploring form, structure and dramatic tropes – shipwrecks, twins, disguises, recognition scenes – this course will delve into how Shakespeare’s sparkling and magical early Comedies were intended to bring about ‘wonder’ in the theatre, leaving audiences with a baffling sense of awe, marvel and delight. 


Course dates

13 Aug 2018 to 17 Aug 2018

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

23 Jul 2018

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code