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Because of the impact worldwide of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 International Summer Programmes have been replaced by the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning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

Shakespeare’s Roman plays are often presented as staging complex power games driven by their relentlessly ambitious characters. Yet others believe that Shakespeare’s knowledge of the classics was poor, his Romans no more than ‘Elizabethans in togas’. We challenge these ideas. Using a wealth of ancient authors rediscovered in the Renaissance, we explore Shakespeare’s use of these sources to treat the themes of human relationships and the hereafter.  


Course dates

09 Aug 2020 to 15 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