Shakespeare in a heartbeat

Fall in love with Shakespeare! Discover a rich understanding of the plays, verse, imagery, characters and lines of Shakespeare that your teenage self never appreciated. Looking at selected plays and sonnets, delve into the depths of story-telling, and discover the beauty and power of language.

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Teacher Date Day Time Sessions Fee Enrol
Gordana Platisa 11 October Wednesday 6-8pm 8 $295 Enrol now

Course outline

  • Topic 1 - The play’s the thing: Shakespeare and us.Three ways to kill the Bard. Bear baiting or bard bewitchment?
  • Topic 2 - Let’s hear a play: love and death and everything in between.
  • Topic 3 - Catching the rhythm: magical forests and love potions.
  • Topic 4 - Riding the rhythm: language and character.
  • Topic 5 - Star crossed lovers: bawdy bard and deadly poisons.
  • Topic 6 - Scottish play: atmosphere, apparitions and atrocities.
  • Topic 7 - Revenge and mercy: Hamlet and Shylock in conversation.
  • Topic 8 - If music be the food of love: music, dancing and sonneteering.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you should:

  • learn how and why Shakespeare wrote his plays and sonnets in his unique way
  • cultivate a love and enjoy for speaking and reading Shakespeare lines.

Who should enrol

Anyone with an interest in re-discovering and loving Shakespeare, or with a passion for decoding the Bard in the theatre context.

Updated:  6 June 2017/ Responsible Officer:  CCE Manager/ Page Contact:  CCE Webmaster