Studies in Art

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The Elizabethan and early Jacobean period  was a time of international expansion and naval triumph as well as a golden age of poetry, music, literature and a theatre transformed by Shakespeare.

This course will look at the politics of Elizabeth I, ideas of kingship and nationhood, religious belief, the courtly image and the London playhouse, which presented the world to a wide public.


Tuesday 6 November 2012

10.30am
Portraiture in Britain in the Age of Shakespeare
Karen Hearn, Curator of 16th & 17th Century British Art, Tate Britain (1992-2012)

12.00noon
Politics in Elizabethan England
Dr Steven Gunn, University of Oxford

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
Kenilworth Castle: Reconstructing a Garden Fit for a Queen
John Watkins, Head of Gardens and Landscape Team, English Heritage


Tuesday 13 November 2012

10.30am
Shakespeare, the Essex Circle and Court Politics
Janet Dickinson, Department of Continuing Education, University of Oxford

12.00noon
The Pirate State
Richard Stone, University of Bristol

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
Special Effects in Shakespeare’s Theatres
Dr Farah Karim-Cooper, Head of Research & Courses, Globe Education


Tuesday 20 November 2012

10.30am
Blessed are the Peacemakers: The Impossible Dream of James VI and I
Dr Jenny Wormald, Honorary Fellow in History, University of Edinburgh

12.00noon
Scenes from “Shakespeare; Staging the World” at the British Museum
Dora Thornton, British Museum and Curator of the exhibition

1.00pm
Lunch

2.30pm
Visit to the exhibition “Shakespeare; Staging the World” at the British Museum

Tuesday 27 November 2012

10.30am
Religion and Belief in Elizabethan England
Professor Peter Marshall, University of Warwick

12.00noon
‘Pins and Poking Sticks’ Dress in Shakespeare’s Time
Jacqui Ansell, Christie’s Education

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
‘Spit in the hole, man and tune again’: Music and Cultural Life in Shakespeare’s England
Jeremy Barlow, Contributor on song and music to the Oxford Companion to Shakespeare