Shakespeare: Print and Performance
King's College London
  • Start Date: 04 Jun, 2018
  • 4 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Learn about Shakespeare in print and performance around the world, from early modern times to today.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Introduction

Introduction Video

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

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Why do we continue to read and perform Shakespeare’s works around the world today? How were his plays performed and printed 400 years ago, and how has our conception of Shakespeare changed over the centuries?


King’s College London has partnered with Shakespeare’s Globe and the British Library to explore how Shakespeare’s works continue to delight audiences around the world.


Join academics, curators, publishers, actors, musicians and theatre directors, as we find out more about Shakespeare’s early modern world and consider his construction as a global icon today.


Go behind-the-scenes at The Globe


We will take you on to the stage of the Globe Theatre, to find out about performance practices both in the present day capital and in Early Modern London.


We’ll meet practitioners at the Globe and we’ll step into the world of the early modern actor to examine the processes and conditions that were at the heart of the Shakespearean playhouse.


Explore rarely-seen priceless manuscripts


The British Library has given us exclusive access to some some priceless manuscripts and early printed texts in their archives. We’ll also discover how the early modern book trade shaped the journey of Shakespeare’s text from stage to page.


Share your own insights with other learners


‘Global Shakespeares’ is one of the key themes which we will explore on the course. When you join Shakespeare: Print and Performance, you will become part of a diverse international learning community, and we will draw on everyone’s experiences of Shakespeare to enrich our discussion.


A curiosity and interest in William Shakespeare’s works are the only prerequisites you need to join this course!


Familiarity with Shakespeare’s works or prior study relating to Shakespeare will be helpful, though not essential.


This course is provided through eLearnAfrica’s partnership with FutureLearn.

Please note that, should you choose to purchase a Certificate of Achievement or a Statement of Participation, you will be re-directed to the FutureLearn for processing.

The following information is from the Future Learn website:

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King's College London

King’s College London is one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities based in the heart of London.

King’s is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society. King’s is ranked in the top 20 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2013), The Sunday Times ‘University of the Year 2010/11’ and the fourth oldest in England. A research-led university based in the heart of London, King’s has more than 25,000 students (of whom more than 10,000 are graduate students) from 145 countries, and some 6,500 employees.

King’s is in the second phase of a £1 billion redevelopment programme which is transforming its estate. King’s has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) for British universities, 23 departments were ranked in the top quartile of British universities. 60 per cent of our research is classed by the RAE as world-leading or of internationally-excellent standard. The College is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of nearly £155 million (2011-12).

Over the past 180 years King’s has made an extraordinary contribution to modern life, particularly in the areas of humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. We have played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar. We are the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe; no university has more Medical Research Council Centres.

King’s Health Partners brings together a world-leading research-led university (King’s College London) and three of London’s most successful NHS Foundation Trusts (Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley).

 

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