Group Size
16 to 20
1 day
Skill Level
250 euro
Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022
exact dates to be confirmed
Oxford (and other UK locations)
exact venues to be confirmed

Course Description

Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello. 500 years on and the bard’s words live on whether in the classroom, re-imagined on stage or behind a screen, behind witty lines at corner coffee shops. Shakespeare relishes in a remarkable afterlife across national borders, cultures and language crossings,which makes studying his work all the more vital, all the more fascinating. This one-day workshop aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to read,interpret, and analyse “Global Shakespeare” across various literary traditions,structures and cultures. During the workshop, participants will gain a critical synopsis, through primary and secondary texts, of the different ways in which Shakespeare was and continues to be prevalent and relevant to readers, critics,audience members, and multi-disciplinary artists on an international level.

Who is this workshop for?

This one-day workshop is aimed at students studying, or about to embark on a study journey towards achieving an A-Level or other pre-university course qualification in English Literature with a focus on William Shakespeare’s plays. Throughout this workshop, students will gain the necessary skills to not only approach but, most importantly, critically analyse the various aspects, structures and contexts that contribute to our understanding of the plays. Students will be encouraged to develop their critical analysis skills through close reading, writing and research both independently and as part of a small group in order to deepen and expand the discussions throughout the workshop.

Tips on engaging with and learning Literature, by course tutor Annetta Benzar.

What will the workshop cover? 

  • Shakespeare’s plays in terms of form, language, character, style and genre 
  • Historical and socio-geographical context of Shakespearean plays 
  • Shakespearean dramaturgy
  • Basics of theoretical concerns associated with a contemporary understanding of Shakespeare’s plays
  • Nuances within translations of the plays
  • Adaptations of Shakespeare around the globe (Eastern Europe, the Arab world, Japan, South Asia, South Africa, the Caribbean, the US and UK)

What English Literature qualifications are supported?

The current range of externally recognised pre-university English Literature, national or examination board, qualifications for which E.T.A.offers Online Tutoring Course support include:

AQA AS andA-level English Literature

EDEXCEL ASand A-level English Literature

CambridgeInternational AS and A-level English Literature

OCR AS andA-level English Literature


This course will be available after COVID-19 restrictions are removed.

However, you are advised to register your interest now (with no financial commitment) in order to be placed on the priority booking list for this course. To register your interest please click the "REGISTER YOUR INTEREST" button on the left. Thank you.


Annetta Benzar
Senior Tutor

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