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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Because of the impact worldwide of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 International Summer Programmes have been replaced by the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

This course is part of the Shakespeare and the Renaissance Summer Programme 2020.

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.

Welcome to the dark side of the Renaissance imagination, where destructive passions reign supreme, grim laughter breaks out, and madness and murder are never far away. We look closely at Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy, Webster's The Duchess of Malfi, and The Changeling by Middleton and Rowley, with their fascinating portrayals of the pitfalls of power, honour, desire - and revenge.


Course dates

02 Aug 2020 to 08 Aug 2020

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

20 Jul 2020

Course director

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

Qualifications / Credits


Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code