Course Dates and Times: Tuesday evenings from 18.30 - 20.00
Start Date: Tuesday 17/09/2019
Teacher - Chris Atkinson
No. of weeks: 2 semesters of 15 weeks each.
Price: €100 per semester.
(BLS Members receive a €20 discount on registration)
English is studied through works of literature, short stories, poetry and plays.
Shakespeare is popular and we have read five of his plays (Merchant of Venice, Taming of the Shrew, Julius Caesar, Macbeth and Hamlet). When possible we watch theatre and film performances of these works.
The short story lends itself to this kind of class (James Joyce, Somerset Maugham, Ernest Hemingway and William Trevor).
Plays have included “A Man for All Seasons” by Robert Bolt, Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”, Brian Friel’s "Dancing at Lughnasa” and Dylan Thomas’ “Under Milk Wood”. Last year we read Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Bryson’s “Notes from a Small Island”. Not forgetting poems by Robert Frost, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Robert Burns, William Blake, William Wordsworth, John Donne and some of Shakespeare’s sonnets.
In January 2020, we welcome a visit from two Luxembourgish authors who write through the medium of the English language (Anne-Marie Reuter and Percy Lallemang).
This academic year has featured Shakespeare’s Othello and Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath. We have made a start on “The Penguin Book of the British Short Story - from P.G.Wodehouse to Zadie Smith”.
The class is reasonably democratic and if there are works you would like to study, requests can be considered!
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The courses take place at the back of the school in the white building at the end of the car park.
The car park is accessed from Avenue Pasteur.