The Faculty of Arts is proud to present a masterclass series exploring four of Shakespeare's greatest plays.

April 2016 marked the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death and to celebrate his literary achievements and influence in world culture, the Faculty of Arts proudly presented a masterclass series exploring four of Shakespeare's greatest plays spanning the quintessential Shakespearean genres of tragedy, comedy, historical and romance. This masterclass considered Shakespeare's unique contribution to the respective genre, background on his use of sources, key themes and interpretations of the plays with the inclusion of selected performances and adaptations.

Curated by Dr David McInnis, the Gerry Higgins Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies, at the University of Melbourne, the program also included presentations and performances by leading experts, light refreshments, and an opportunity for interactive and lively discussion.

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Melbourne University Shakespeare Company

Melbourne University Shakespeare Company (MUSC) has been an active part of the University of Melbourne's theatre community for nearly a decade. It was founded to provide students with a platform to experience and explore both the process of mounting a theatre production and the specific challenges and joys presented by the Shakespearean canon. In all their productions MUSC seeks to provide its participants with valuable experiences and its audience with quality productions of Shakespeare's plays.

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