Shakespeare's silenced women: Year 12 English Literature taster session
We look at Shakespeare’s women far more often than we listen. How can we foreground their voices?
In this taster session, third-year English student Lucy will examine women’s songs in Hamlet, Othello, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Henry IV Part 1 and The Merchant of Venice. Using these plays, Renaissance musical texts and modern productions, she’ll demonstrate close reading and dramaturgical analysis and consider how alternative ways of listening might help confront the issue of women’s voices going unheard onstage.
This taster session is for Year 12 students, from UK state schools, who will be applying to university in the next academic year (2021-22). It's ideal for students looking to apply for English Literature courses at highly selective universities. We'll give priority to students from our link areas in Tyne and Wear, Brent, Ealing, Westminster and Peterborough, but we hope to be able to accommodate everyone who applies.
To register for the taster session, please click the button below and fill out our registration form.