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New Online Short Course marks 450 years since Shakespeare's birth

24 April 2014

Shakespeare

2014 celebrates the 450th anniversary of the births of the playwrights, William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe. The Woolf Institute is delighted to announce the introduction of a new Online Short Course, Shakespeare and the Jewish-Christian Encounter: Beyond The Merchant of Venice.

In this course, participants will explore the encounter with the 'Other' as portrayed by William Shakespeare and two of his contemporaries, Christopher Marlowe and Elizabeth Cary. Students will be introduced to a selection of plays, investigating their language and imagery in both historical and literary contexts. Discussion will include representations in art, theatre and the graphic novel.

For further information about the Online Short Course, Shakespeare and the Jewish-Christian Encounter: Beyond The Merchant of Venice, contact Dr Emma Harris at eth22@cam.ac.uk or visit the short courses page.

 

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