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Shakespeare and… Assertiveness

Written by Harriet Eakin, 9th May 2014

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Short Course for Serious Readers: Shakespeare and... Assertiveness

Saturday 24th May, 10am-4pm

Calderstones Mansion House, Calderstones Park, Liverpool. L18 3JB


£30, £15 for concessions (includes lunch)


"I can live no longer by thinking"
- Orlando in Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'

It is the start of Shakespeare season here at The Reader Organisation! You may have heard about the exciting arrival of Shakespeare’s Globe to The Garden Theatre at Calderstones in June (all information can be found on our Events page here), but to kick things off we present our next Short Course for Serious Readers, ‘Shakespeare and… Assertiveness’.

We know reading Shakespeare can enrich our lives in so many ways, but have you ever turned to the Bard for guidance on particular behaviours, attitudes and skills that can be put to use in contemporary work and life?

In this first instalment of our 'Shakespeare and...' series of short courses, Casi and Grace will lead you through different models of assertiveness as presented in Shakespeare's work, and consider ways in which we can put this to practical use in our own lives.

Nervous about reading Shakespeare? Be bold and join us! No prior knowledge of Shakespeare’s work is needed. Some prepatory reading will be sent in advance, including extracts from As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and The Winter's Tale.

The course will run from 10am-4pm and lunch plus all copies of the texts will be provided.

Short Courses for Serious Readers are for anyone who loves shared reading and getting a grip on great literature with like-minded company. Led by some brilliant readers, thinkers and teachers, these courses enable you to take a break from life for a while to immerse yourself in great literature.

Places on the course cost £30; £15 concessions.

To get more information about Shakespeare and… Assertiveness visit our website.

To book your place contact Literary Learning Coordinator Jenny Kelly on or call 0151 207 7207.

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