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In Shakespearean comedy, all problems appear to be resolved by the promise of marriage. Yet Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night's Dream expose tensions, variously depicting forced marriage, pharmaceutical subterfuge, elaborately contrived fictions of infidelity. What may seem funny has the potential to be uncomfortable, disturbing, and disruptive.

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Course dates

14 Aug 2017 to 18 Aug 2017

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

24 Jul 2017

Course director

Venue

International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
Cambridge
UK
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code

Rb2