Course director: Dr Will Tosh (Lecturer and Research Fellow, Shakespeare’s Globe)
This summer, the Globe is running an intensive week-long ‘summer school’ programme for adults who want to learn more about Shakespeare and friendship.
The course will look at friendship and affectionate relationships in the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries with a particular focus on Hamlet, As You Like It and The Two Noble Kinsmen (which will be playing that week in the Globe).* Participants will study the ideologies of same-sex and mixed friendship current in the early modern period, exploring the religious, classical, medieval and contemporary models that found expression in dramatic literature. Participants will have the opportunity to develop their interests and further their knowledge through afternoon seminars, lectures and workshops.
The course will be led by the Globe’s Lecturer and Research Fellow and taught by leading academics, and supported by actors and directors from the Globe theatre companies.
Thinking of attending? For more information about the course, download the Outline and Schedule. Already booked? Check out the Abstracts for each session, as well as suggested Reading and the Speakers joining you on the day.
Advised age of participants: 18+
* Please note that the Adult Course includes one standing ticket to see The Two Noble Kinsmen on Wednesday 30 May at 7.30pm. Tickets to As You Like It and Hamlet can be booked online or via telephone. It is not compulsory to see the productions as part of the course.