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Keith Parsons & Dr Pamela Mason

October 2019

Study Day – The lesser-known Priestley

October 18 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm
Birmingham and Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street
Birmingham, England B3 3BS United Kingdom
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After exploring in recent years, the highways of J.B. Priestley’s immense literary achievement, we shall range amongst the by-ways to commend some of his perhaps undeservedly less well-known novels and plays as well as several of the film scripts he worked on. To attend this event, please book directly with organisers Dr Pamela Mason & Keith Parsons at studydays@deliveringshakespeare.com   £21 non-members. £20 for BMI Members

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November 2019

Study Day – Giuseppe Verdi, Rigoletto (1851), Stephen Sondheim, Assassins (1990)

November 8 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm
Birmingham and Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street
Birmingham, England B3 3BS United Kingdom
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Is this the oddest pairing we have ever offered? IN the week in which Welsh National Opera visits Birmingham Hippodrome we shall offer a context for appreciation of the piece they will be performing on Saturday afternoon. We shall devote the second half of our day to engaging with the curious enthusiasm of Americans to attempt assassination of their Presidents., This will coincide with a production that is visiting Nottingham Playhouse from the Watermill Theatre. To attend this event, please…

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Study Day – George Eliot, Middlemarch (1871)

November 22 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm
Birmingham and Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street
Birmingham, England B3 3BS United Kingdom
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On the day of what would have been George Eliot’s 200th birthday (had she lived so long) we shall tackle what is generally agreed to be her finest novel. Shall we be tempted to endorse Noël Coward’s view shall that “she was a dull, morose, humourless lady with more than a touch of genius”? At the very least we shall be inclined to agree with Michael Gove that Middlemarch is superior to Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight novels. To attend this event,…

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Study Days – Shakespeare, King John (c.1595)

November 29 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm
Birmingham and Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street
Birmingham, England B3 3BS United Kingdom
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The Royal Shakespeare Company is ensuring that an oft-neglected text gets considerable measure of attention by making it the only Shakespeare play that they will be presenting over the Christmas period in either of their theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon. To attend this event, please book directly with organisers Dr Pamela Mason & Keith Parsons at studydays@deliveringshakespeare.com   £21 non-members. £20 for BMI Members

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December 2019

Study Day – Holiday Reading?

December 13 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm
Birmingham and Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street
Birmingham, England B3 3BS United Kingdom
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We shall recommend novels by Julia Barnes, Johnathon Coe, Lindsay Davis, Natalie Haynes, Ian McEwan, Joseph O’Connor and Preti Taneja amongst others as suggested reading for winter evenings. We shall also include a few poems … and some excellent DVDs. To attend this event, please book directly with organisers Dr Pamela Mason & Keith Parsons at studydays@deliveringshakespeare.com   £21 non-members. £20 for BMI Members

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