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Literature Appreciation I

April 9 @ 4:00 pm - April 11 @ 3:00 pm


The World of Troilus and Cressida

Tutor:  Hugh Parry


The bitter Trojan war is at last coming to an end. Meanwhile, there is passion of a very different kind (but perhaps equally intense), played out between two of the most famous, or notorious, lovers in literature, with writers such as Boccaccio, Chaucer, Henryson and Shakespeare thrilling and shocking readers with their story. This course will follow their ill-starred romance, and take a glance at some of the other legendary figures amongst whom they moved.

Hugh Parry has offered adult education classes in literature for over 30 years. Although loyal all his life to Shakespeare, he has over the years given courses on a diverse range of topics, including detective fiction, utopias, ghost stories, Cowper, Swift and R S Thomas.


The second Literature Appreciation retreat this year is from 9 – 12 September.


April 9 @ 4:00 pm
April 11 @ 3:00 pm