Shakespeare Summer School
Sunday 4 – Saturday 17 August 2013
Programme Director: Dr Catherine Alexander
The Shakespeare Summer School has established a reputation for the highest quality tuition in classes and lectures and the productive sense of community that comes from shared endeavour, enthusiasm and commitment to study.
The University has the distinction of nurturing some of the greatest talents in Shakespearean scholarship and performance, and you will work with leading academics in an intensive programme.
Focus on: Shakespeare
Dr Catherine Alexander explores the role of performance in the programme. Read more...
Who should apply?
Students who have completed at least one year at an in Save stitute of higher education, or adults who bring other ‘life experience’. Some 50% of participants are current undergraduate or graduate students, 50% are aged 25-85+. Participants must also meet our language requirements.
The academic programme
- Four special subject courses
(two for each week)
- Plenary course RS0
Time and Times
- Evening lectures
Special subject courses
You will be sent course descriptions and reading lists for your chosen special subject classes and are expected to engage in preparatory work to gain the greatest benefit from your studies. Some students opt for complementary courses while others go for a more eclectic mix. You choose two courses per week, each has five sessions.
Week 1 (4 - 10 August)
Group Ra: 9.15am - 10.45am
Group Sa: 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Week 2 (11 - 17 August)
Group Rb: 9.15am - 10.45am
Group Sb: 2.00pm - 3.30pm
The theme of the morning lecture programme is Time and Times and scholars from Cambridge and beyond, all published experts in their fields, will take a range of approaches to the topic including biography, the language and plot of the plays and historical shifts in reception, criticism and performance.
The evening, after dinner, lectures are broader in scope and include performances and introductions to the optional excursions.
A typical day
Download a PDF of the daily schedule of the Shakespeare Summer School programme.
Accommodation is available for participants who want to stay in a Cambridge College. Please see the accommodation options available for this programme.
Non-residential attendance is also available if participants prefer to find their own lodgings.
Programme fees include tuition, bed, breakfast and evening meals unless otherwise indicated.
Download the fees page to see the options available.
University of Cambridge
Institute of Continuing Education
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 760850
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 760848
Teaching and assessment is in English. Students for whom English is not their first language should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.
Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Summer Schools brochure download page.