The Winter’s Tale, a late Shakespearean Romance, begins with all the marks of a typical tragedy. Instead of the hero’s inner conflicts of jealousy assuming supremacy, however, King Leontes eventually realises his error and vows a life of repentance.
This intriguing play received much comment from John Vyvyan in his insightful work, The Shakespearean Ethic, suggesting the play “shows how our outer life may be created from within”.
Time during the study days will be spent reading the text, watching video extracts and discussing some of the deeper significances of the play.
Why not join other students in the relaxing and homely environment of Brinscall Hall over the Christmas period enjoying the good company with a glass of mulled wine and a log fire? This popular event has been running for over 25 years and many students return again and again to be inspired by the words of Shakespeare.
The charge for the three days is £40 which includes lunch and refreshments. (The charge for a single day’s attendance is £15). The study days commence at 9.30 am and finish around 4.30 pm each day. It would be helpful to bring a copy of The Winter’s Tale.