Penshurst Place and the Sidney Family of Writers

Alison Findlay, Lancaster University

Learn how Lady Mary Wroth and the Sidney family shaped the English Renaissance

In the 16th century, Penshurst Place was the home to the Sidney family, renowned for their literary works in the age of Shakespeare. The family, including Lady Mary Wroth and her uncle Sir Philip Sidney, wrote poetry and prose that still appeal to audiences today.

On this course, you will be introduced to Penshurst Place, the Sidney family, and their famous works. You will learn how Lady Mary Wroth and Mary Sidney paved the way for female authors in Elizabethan England. You will also review Wroth’s drama ‘Love’s Victory’, which was reenacted and filmed at Penshurst Place in September 2018.

This course is for anyone with an interest in English Renaissance literature and the Sidney family. It would suit recent visitors to Penshurst Place looking to enhance their knowledge, people interested in women’s writing, and students studying Shakespeare and Marlowe.

Dates:
  • 25 May 2020
Course properties:
  • Free:
  • Paid:
  • Certificate:
  • MOOC:
  • Video:
  • Audio:
  • Email-course:
  • Language: English Gb

Reviews

No reviews yet. Want to be the first?

Register to leave a review

Show?id=n3eliycplgk&bids=695438
NVIDIA
More from 'Arts, Music, Film':
Regular_056a3cb0-60d1-491e-91d5-a40c4cd41ebe The Book of Kells: Exploring an Irish Medieval Masterpiece
Discover medieval Ireland using the Book of Kells, a ninth-century manuscript...
Regular_20aeeeae-9d8c-4533-b794-4b60a0eb5f4d Introduction to Korean Philosophy
Get to grips with Korean philosophy as you dive into Korean history and culture...
73397b09-f425-4c17-9f8c-b6377dd3da37-4a135f73b38e.small The New World of Arnold Schönberg's Piano Music
This course will introduce you to the solo piano works of Arnold Schönberg ...
Regular_5cdb559e-853a-4934-bb15-abeaae221c3a Pictures of Youth: An Introduction to Children’s Visual Culture
Explore visual culture for children and young people including, picturebooks...
55126a5c-2302-483d-b1a1-b32a6e0a997e-f263a2d19516.small Data Science for Construction, Architecture and Engineering
This course introduces data science skills targeting applications in the design...
More from 'FutureLearn':
Regular_2adb1a99-37ee-46b2-b836-2b8349a57cfa Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research
On this free online course, find out how medical treatments are discovered,...
Regular_f0dbb0e1-1e86-4d8c-a11a-3682425e4f8b Explore Animation
Learn animation techniques, including stop motion, 2D, CGI and pixilation, with...
Regular_f49a040f-8e4b-4f66-ab77-03aac925eaaa Why We Post: the Anthropology of Social Media
Discover the varying uses of social media around the world and its consequences...
Regular_c00c1baf-2316-48e6-abe7-f56bd6a6817c Talking About Cancer: Reducing Risk, Early Detection and Mythbusting
Gain the tips, tools and confidence to have conversations about cancer that...
Regular_1800ce45-0511-4bf2-b353-6b3bab9a9b60 Exploring Everyday Chemistry
Explore the organic chemistry behind perfume, medicine, brewing and sport from...

© 2013-2019