COD 2022 - D682

Webinar - Shakespeare's Women

This course is directed to Literature, Language, Drama Teachers and all those interested in reading and enjoying Shakespeare

1 sessions, start: 09-Aug

Course detail

Year: 2022
Level: Distance
Language: English
Status: Ended
Lugar: Distance
Facilitator/s: Ms. Susan Cocimano
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 2200.00
Non affiliate
ARS 2200.00


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 09 August 2022 05:30 pm 07:00 pm


Susan Cocimano

Drama Teacher/Trainer, Susan specialises in drama and creativity; tools that enable a novel insight for teaching and learning creatively across the curriculum. She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Shakespeare from the University of Warwick. Her aim is to encourage both teachers and students to experience Shakespeare in a more dynamic and challenging manner, introducing new techniques and skills. Susan was Coordinator of the Arts Department in secondary at Cardinal Newman (2009-2016) and taught Drama in Education at St. Trinnean Teacher's College (2001-2017). She is a Cambridge Speaking Examiner and co-founder of Full Circle English.
This course is directed to Literature, Language, Drama Teachers and all those interested in reading and enjoying Shakespeare
1. To discuss these powerful characters
2. To try to understand their personal motivations
3. Their influence on other characters
4. Shakespeare’s presentation of strong women
Social and political power was in the hands of men in the Elizabethan period (despite Elizabeth I) and women in the upper classes were in a particularly unenviable position, as their value was a means for powerful and rich men to amass more power and riches. They had no say, and once married their main function was to produce an heir and daughters for the family’s further advancement.
Yet, there are a number of very powerful and strong women in Shakespeare who sometimes have political influence on their husbands or disguise themselves as men so that they can be taken seriously.
Cordelia, Lady Macbeth, Portia and Juliet are only some of these strong women who influenced on other characters and the play itself.
Could they have succeeded in today’s world?
Reading. Discussion. Analysing. Reflecting. Sharing.
We will reflect, analyse, share information and try to answer questions that will come up during our discussion.
Garber, Majorie, Shakespeare after all 2008. Anchor, UK
Parker, Tina, Women of Will. 2015 Vintage Books a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York
Wells, S. and Taylor, G. eds. 1986 William Shakespeare: The complete works. Claredon Press. Oxford
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