Written for the Stage, Not the Page
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.
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
Dr David McInnis, Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne
Dr McInnis is the Gerry Higgins Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies in the English and Theatre Studies program. He is Vice President of the Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association (ANZSA), and is founder and co-editor of the Lost Plays Database.
Please refer to the program for full details and speaker biographies.
$290 (inc GST) non-alumni | $260 (inc GST) University of Melbourne alumni, students and staff and members of Humanities 21