University of Bath

Shakespeare course for Erasmus+, exchange and visiting students

Find out about the course and find out how and when to apply.

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On this 11-week course you will study, in depth, three Shakespeare plays: one comedy, one tragedy, and one history play.

Having completed this unit you will be able to:

  • Identify characteristics of Shakespearean comedy

  • Make connections between Shakespeare's works and their historical, political, social, philosophical, religious, national, literary, artistic and theatrical contexts

  • Analyse Shakespeare's use of language

  • Identify source material for Shakespeare's work

  • Discuss Shakespeare's plays as both texts and theatrical performance pieces

  • Discuss possibilities for production and adaptation of Shakespeare's work

To be awarded credits for this course, a minimum of 80% attendance is required.

Before signing up please make sure that the day and time do not clash with your academic timetable using your MyTimetable.

The next Shakespeare course will run in Semester 1 2019.