CANCELLED: English Association Sixth Form Shakespeare Study Day

Unfortunately this event has now been cancelled.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 10.00am - 3.30pm, Senate House

Designed for A Level students working on Hamlet, Othello or King Lear, this study day will build upon and develop work that has been done in class, and will address:

  • helping students appreciate the relation of their play to Shakespeare’s other work and to the theatre of his day
  • the influence upon texts of cultural, historical and other contexts
  • different critical interpretations and the importance of their context
  • the contribution of directors, designers and performers to the theatrical experience
  • how characters and ideas are conveyed through theatrical presentation
  • close reading of the texts

10.00am    Registration

10.30am    Session 1 - Plenary: Shakespeare and Genre

11.30am    Comfort break

11.40am    Session 2 - Plenary: Shakespeare's Theatre

12.30pm    Lunch break (own arrangements)

1.30pm     Session 3 - Option: Text-specific lecture (Hamlet, King Lear or Othello)

2.30pm     Comfort break

2.40pm     Session 4 - Plenary: Looking across the three tragedies (to include feedback from individual sessions)

3.30pm    End of day


All three course leaders have taught Shakespeare at Sixth Form and Undergraduate level.

Dr Pamela Bickley and Dr Jenny Stevens are co-authors of Essential Shakespeare: The Arden Guide to Text and Interpretation (2013), an introductory critical study for first year undergraduates which bridges the gap between A Level and university study and Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama (Arden).

Dr Sean McEvoy is the author of Shakespeare: The Basics. Now in its 3rd edition this is an insightful and informative introduction to Shakespeare, exploring all aspects of Shakespeare's plays including language, cultural contexts and modern interpretations. He is also the author of Hamlet: A Sourcebook, an invaluable guide to the play's text, contexts and critical readings.  Sean teaches at Varndean Sixth Form college in Brighton.


£30 per student (no charge for accompanying teachers)

Booking closes on 14 February 2017. Payment is required within 10 days of booking confirmation.

PLEASE NOTE! Registration and payment are handled externally by the English Association. To register, please click on the BOOK link below, which will take you to the English Association payments page. For any queries regarding the programme, registration or fees, please contact the English Association directly.

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