The Spirit of English


Monday 30th July 2018 - Friday 10th August 2018

With Andrew Wolpert, Sarah Kane and Richard Ramsbotham

“We know what we are but not what we may be”.
Awakening to who we can become through the crises we create and face

Come to London this summer and enjoy Shakespeare in the theatre, in drama workshops, in text study sessions, and in the unfolding flow of ideas through discussions, seminars and lectures

Shakespeare is a champion of our human evolution and our hardly imaginable potential. In her deranged openness Ophelia is able to affirm, “we know what we are but not what we may be”. With his creative genius for language when English was at its most malleable, and with his actor’s experience of stagecraft, Shakespeare wrote plays that celebrate our longing to wake up to what we can become and to what we can do. It is in the spirit of this “becoming human” that we will take up the work in this course. There will be opportunities to see plays during this course.

Andrew Wolpert, Sarah Kane and Richard Ramsbotham will be running this course, which is for adult (18+) native speakers and non-native speakers of English who have an upper-intermediate or advanced level of comprehension. Students over 16 will be welcome if accompanied by an adult.

Course fee: £630
This includes four Groundling (standing) theatre tickets at Shakespeare’s Globe, but no accommodation or food.
We suggest you begin to explore the various options from Hostels, University Halls of Residence, airbnb, shared house or flat rentals, as there is great demand for accommodation in London over the summer. Contact Ilona Pimbert for a list of options.

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This course is sponsored by and run on behalf of The Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain