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Royal Shakespeare Company Continues Collaboration with University

RSC's Othello
RSC's Othello
Originally published 27 February 2004

After the success of the Shakespeare courses at the last two NAGTY Summer Schools, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is now offering three two-day courses for A Level students in conjunction with the University.

The sessions are aimed at English Literature and Theatre Studies A level students and are being promoted as revision courses.

Each session will cover the historical and social background, theme, plot, language and creation of meaning in a different Shakespeare play.

  • Othello    13 – 14 April 2004
  • Measure for Measure  14 – 15 April 2004
  • Hamlet     15 – 16 April 2004

Warwick academic, and renowned Shakespeare scholar, Professor Jonathan Bate, will run the sessions with RSC creative staff and co-ordinators.

The three sessions will enable 300 A level students from a variety of different backgrounds to enrich their experience of Shakespeare as well as providing them with an appealing insight into university education. The students will be staying in campus residences adding to the university experience.

Ken Sloan, Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions, explained that this is part of “Warwick’s drive to ensure that students from diverse backgrounds, who may not have considered higher education but have the talent to succeed, get a real taste of university life.”

The University is calling on English Literature and Theatre Studies A level students to apply for a place on one of the sessions. If you know an individual, or a school, that might be interested then let them know.

For further information on applications contact Claudie Combelas on ext. 74854, the closing date for applications is Friday 12 March 2004.