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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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

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.

We compare two plays in which magic, recognised in the Renaissance as a source of knowledge and power, drives the plot. In Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, a scholar makes a pact with the devils who ultimately claim his soul. In The Tempest, Prospero, controlling the pure spirits by white magic, reclaims his dukedom and is reconciled with the enemies who exiled him.


Course dates

12 Aug 2019 to 16 Aug 2019

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

22 Jul 2019

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

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