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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Because of the impact worldwide of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 International Summer Programmes have been replaced by the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning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 stole from many books but also from living theatre, especially Venetian commedia dell’arte. This course looks at what he took from it, including such character types as the braggart soldier and pedant, and traces what happened when he let some of those comedic figures loose in tragedic worlds. Texts: Love’s Labour’s Lost, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, King Lear.


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