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Keith Parsons & Dr Pamela Mason

February 2020

Study Day – Euripides

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Birmingham and Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street
Birmingham, England B3 3BS United Kingdom
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Euripides, The Trojan Women (415 bc), Iphigenia Amongst the Taurians (c. 412 bc) and Iphigenia in Aulis (405 bc) After identifying on previous study days Euripides’ sympathetic engagement with the predicament of women in his Electra and Medea, we shall explore what three more of his plays might have to say to us today. We shall include reference to the films by Michael Cacoyannis that were released in 1971 and 1977. To attend this event, please book directly with organisers…

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March 2020

Study Day – Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge (1841)

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Birmingham and Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street
Birmingham, England B3 3BS United Kingdom
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Might a narrative which exposes misrepresentation and lies (‘fake news’), persuasion through flattery and manipulation (‘spin’) and incitement to violence (‘rabble rousing’) possibly be relevant today? It is difficult to account for the relative neglect of a novel which shows Dickens at his most passionate and compassionate. 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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April 2020

Study Day – In the shadow of Depardieu and Deneuve?

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Birmingham and Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street
Birmingham, England B3 3BS United Kingdom
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Although French cinema may have established a reputation for offering heartthrobs and sirens, their leading actors have developed a remarkable range led perhaps by Gérard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve with over 400 films between them. We shall pay tribute to their achievement, but go on to examine what some of their successors have contributed to an industry that resolutely retains its own identity and distinctive merit. To attend this event, please book directly with organisers Dr Pamela Mason & Keith…

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Study Day – Shakespeare , The Comedy of Errors (1594) & The Winter’s Tale (1611)

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Birmingham and Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street
Birmingham, England B3 3BS United Kingdom
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The tribulations of those boys from Syracuse become the excuse for riotous comedy, whereas the fevered imaginings of the King of Sicilia have tragic consequences. Nevertheless, although these two plays come at opposite ends of Shakespeare’s career, they share one intriguing factor that is to be found nowhere else amongst his plays. Join us to find out what it is! To attend this event, please book directly with organisers Dr Pamela Mason & Keith Parsons at studydays@deliveringshakespeare.com   £21 non-members.…

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May 2020

Study Days – Jane Austen, Persuasion (1817)

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Birmingham and Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street
Birmingham, England B3 3BS United Kingdom
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It is fifteen years – which is far too long – since we last devoted a day to Jane Austen’s final (and best?) novel. Naval matters, marriages, social aspirations and rivalry between sisters are the frame for a focus upon the pernicious effects of over-persuasion with deeply-felt emotional consequences before a happy resolution. 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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