Melbourne Masterclasses: Shakespeare

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Melbourne Masterclasses: Shakespeare

Macmahon Ball Theatre
Old Arts

The University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3010

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April 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death and to celebrate his literary achievements and influence in world culture, the Faculty of Arts presents a masterclass series exploring four of Shakespeare’s greatest plays spanning the quintessential Shakespearean genres of tragedy, comedy, historical and romance.

Each session will consider Shakespeare's unique contribution to the respective genre, background on his use of sources, key themes and interpretations of the plays with the inclusion of selected performances and adaptations.

Each session runs for two hours and includes visual presentations, light refreshments, and performances with an opportunity for interactive discussion.

Written for the Stage not the Page
Sunday 17 April 2016
Comedy: Merry Wives of Windsor, presented by Dr Rob Conkie & with performances by Falstaff (Tom Considine) and his wives (Helen Hopkins & Carole Patullo)

Sunday 24 April 2016
Tragedy: Romeo & Juliet, presented by James Evans with performance by Bell Shakespeare

Sunday 1 May 2016
History: Henry IV, presented by Dr David McInnis with performance by James Duncan Christensen and Melbourne University Shakespeare Company

Sunday 8 May 2016
Romance: The Tempest, presented by Dr David McInnis

Host: Dr David McInnis, Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne

Please refer to the program for full details and speaker biographies.

Cost (inc GST): $65 University of Melbourne Alumni, Staff and Students and members of Humanities 21 / $72.50 Non Alumni (per session) $260 University of Melbourne Alumni, Staff and Students and members of Humanities 21 / $290 Non Alumni (full series) (Please note tickets are strictly limited)

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