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Literature Appreciation – Shakespeare’s Extras

August 30 @ 4:00 pm - September 1 @ 3:00 pm


Tutor: Hugh Parry

This course is a celebration of the extraordinary generosity with which Shakespeare treated the minor actors in his company who did the bitpart chores. Even in a few lines he could create cameos which would be a privilege to play, either illuminated by flashes of wonderful poetry or given narrative significance far beyond their apparently meagre word-count. Hugh Parry has offered adult education classes in literature for over 30 years.

Although loyal all his life to Shakespeare, he has over the years given courses on a diverse range of topics, including detective fiction, utopias, ghost stories, Cowper, Swift and R S Thomas.


August 30 @ 4:00 pm
September 1 @ 3:00 pm