Branch: LEIGH-ON-SEA

Contact: Gillian Sims
Telephone: 01702 553756
Email: chasgillsims@hotmail.com
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2019/20 Courses


Course Title: The Golden Age of TV Drama
Course Number: C2226697
Course Description: Was there ever a Golden Age of television drama? The course will look at some of the seminal productions of the 60s, 70s and 80s that established the reputation of original TV drama as a new art form. The course will explore the influence of key writers, such as Dennis Potter, David Mercer and John Hopkins, and pioneering directors, such as Ken Loach, Peter Watkins and Edgar Reitz, and will consider the impact their productions had on the public in the age before multi-channel Television. Each week we will look at an individual play or series in terms of its stylistic techniques and innovations, its themes and its wider influence on the development of television drama.
Tutor: Read, David
Venue: Leigh Community Centre (Leigh-on-Sea)
Day Of Week: Thursday
Start Time: 13:30
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 09/01/20
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £77.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk

Course Title: Through the eyes of the child - a study of some classic novels of childhood
Course Number: C2226696
Course Description: We shall look at the following novels or extracts:_x000D_ Charles Dickens's 'David Copperfield' Chapters 1 to 14 and 'Great Expectations' Chapters 1 to 19. _x000D_ Mark Twain's 'Huckleberry Finn' with some comparison with 'Tom Sawyer'. _x000D_ Harper Lee's 'To Kill A Mockingbird'._x000D_ Richard Hughes's 'A High Wind In Jamaica' and William Golding's 'Lord of the Flies'. _x000D_ If there is time, we shall also consider Kazuo Ishiguro's 'Never Let Me Go' and the narrative voice in Ian McEwan's 'Atonement'._x000D_ We shall consider the relevance of setting and time of writing and, where it may be relevant, something of the author's biography, but the main focus of each study will be the narrative voice and the author's skill and degree of success in entering into the mind and seeing through the eyes of the child.
Tutor: Marks, Ronald
Venue: Leigh Community Centre (Leigh-on-Sea)
Day Of Week: Monday
Start Time: 13:30
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 13/01/20
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £77.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk