Love, Power & Evil in Elizabethan Literature
Venue: Methodist Church Hall, Silver Street, Stony Stratford MK11 1JS
Date: 30 Sep 2019 - 02 Dec 2019
Time: 10:00 to - 12:00
WEA Milton Keynes Course: Love, Power and Evil in Elizabethan Literature. This course is run in conjunction with Oxford University Department of Continuing Education).
Dates: Mondays starting 30th September - 2nd December 2019 for 10 weeks
Times: 10am - 12.00 noon
Course tutor: Karen Hewitt, MBE MA
Location: Methodist Church Hall, Stony Stratford
In this course we shall read and discuss in detail two plays, Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe and Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Both plays are concerned with the corruptions of evil; both must lead us to consider controversies about providence, fate and knowledge in the later sixteenth century. We shall also read great love poetry of the period by Spenser, Sidney, Donne and by Shakespeare and Marlowe. The poems – pastoral, erotic and beautiful – celebrate the joys of love and mourn the depredations of time. We shall discuss how to respond to this literature of more than four hundred years ago, and how to enjoy its rich, metaphorical language.
For further details and information on how to register for the course please see: https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/love-power-and-evil-in-elizabethan-literature?code=E19P326LTW