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Reading Shakespeare: The Winter's Tale


Sat 1 Aug 2015, 10:30am–12:30pm
Sat 8 Aug 2015, 10:30am–12:30pm
Sat 15 Aug 2015, 10:30am–12:30pm
Sat 22 Aug 2015, 10:30am–12:30pm
Sat 29 Aug 2015, 10:30am–12:30pm

Where: Victoria University Pipitea Campus, Bunny Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard: $150.00
  • Early Bird: $135.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: conted2

This course discusses the meaning of, and ideas in, The Winter’s Tale, which is one of Shakespeare’s last four plays that are often referred to as the Romances.

In some ways, The Winter’s Tale is a tragi-comedy, it deepens into tragedy after a light-hearted opening, reaches a climax midway and then lightens to a happy conclusion. But it is also a series of contrasts – youth and age; town and country; loyalty and betrayal – all of which Shakespeare blends into the story, giving it unexpected depth. The course analyses each section, so participants gain an appreciation of the genius of William Shakespeare as a dramatist, poet and observer of the human condition.

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