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Poetry Course 2018 Poetry and Prose

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17th September 2018

Harrogate Theatre

This established and popular poetry course offers the opportunity for participants to extend their interest in poetry both through the reading of the selected poets and others of their own choice.

The new course will follow the structure of last year in that the chosen poetry will be linked to themes explored in pairs of novels.

Projected themes are:

  1. Gentlemen Going to War - Memoirs of a Fox Hunting Man; Sword of Honour Trilogy. Poems of 1914.
  2. Progress and Decay. Middlemarch; Mayor of Casterbridge. Poetry of the 1930's.
  3. The Problem of Evil. Heart of Darkness; Lord of the Flies. Poetry of Shakespeare, Milton, Browning etc.
  4. National Identity. Daniel Deronda; Things Fall Apart. Scottish, Welsh, Irish and Third World poetry.
  5. Dreams of the Future. The Machine Stops; Brave New World. Edwin Muir, Yeats, Auden et al.

The ten week course will begin on Monday Sept. 17th. And will be held in the theatre bar. 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

The cost of the course is £60, payable at the box off and proceeds go to support the work of the theatre.

The course is led by John Forster MA, MEd, and further details are available from him - e-mail

10 weeks £60.00

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Venue Information

Harrogate Theatre
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01423 502116
Oxford Street,
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Monday, 17 September 2018