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Literature Appreciation Course – II

September 18 @ 4:00 pm - September 21 @ 3:00 pm


Shakespeare and the Props Department (Please note change of subject from our printed Programme).

Tutor: Hugh Parry.

An Elizabethan acting company performed on a stage that would look very bare to us, but the props became all the more noticeable when they were minimal, and Shakespeare regularly imbued them with narrative and symbolic significance: rings, letters, jewels, cups, coins; larger items such as thrones, trees, tables, tombs; a severed head might be called for, too.  In this course we will look at what Shakespeare asked for and how he used it.

If you have a severed head, please could I borrow it for demonstration purposes?

Hugh Parry has offered adult education classes in literature for over 25 years. Although loyal all his life to Shakespeare, he has given courses on topics such as sermons, ghost stories, detective fiction, Anglo-Saxon and Utopias. At Parcevall, he has featured writers such as Cowper, Crabbe, Swift, Stevenson, Tennyson and R.S. Thomas.


September 18 @ 4:00 pm
September 21 @ 3:00 pm