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13C023A Reading Shakespeare: Antony & Cleopatra

13C023A Reading Shakespeare: Antony & Cleopatra

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  • Sat 8 Jun ’13, 10:30am – 12:30pm


Rutherford House, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Full registration 4 weeks: $110.00



This course provides the opportunity to explore the breadth and depth of William Shakespeare’s genius through the study of one of his greatest dramas.

In Antony and Cleopatra you will meet two of Shakespeare’s most fascinating characters: Antony, the revered Roman general, torn between love and duty, and Cleopatra, the passionate, enigmatic queen of Egypt. You will also read some of Shakespeare’s most beautiful verse.

This course is for anyone interested in Shakespeare’s work.

By the end of this course, students will have:
- read the play in detail
- discussed the meaning of, and ideas in, the play
- gained an appreciation of the genius of William Shakespeare as a dramatist, poet and observer of the human condition.

Background material will be circulated before the course. Sessions include:
- reading aloud of small sections of the play – usually a scene ­– by participants
- analysis of each section with detailed discussion on significant points
- final comments and observations at the conclusion of the course

Early bird discount available until 2 weeks prior to the course start date.

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