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September 2021

THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO KAFKA (WEEKEND)

Friday September 3, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday September 5, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

According to Kafka, "It is often safer to be in chains than to be free." Tracing his life and key works, we will explore some of Kafka's ideas including the blending of the realistic and the fantastic, how bureaucratic forces limit an individual's freedom and end by looking at his legacy, which was only made possible by his lifelong friend and literary executor Max Brod. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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SHAKESPEARE IN ATHENS: MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM AND TWO NOBLE KINSMEN

Monday September 13, 2021 at 18:30 to Wednesday September 15, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore unexpected depths in Shakespeare's early comedy, Midsummer's Night's Dream, with lovers, fairies, amateur actors and transformations. Compare his final play, the tragi-comedy Two Noble Kinsmen, co-written with John Fletcher, which also starts with the wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta and revisits themes of love, rivalry and madness from across the Bard's career. Clare Smout (W. Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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