Approx Cost:
$5.00 toward a Shakespearean feast
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Recommendations:

This course is open entry but an interest in or an enjoyment of Shakespeare and drama is a must.

Course Outline:

Love puns and double entendre?  Want to learn how to ‘read’ Shakespeare and understand his language and ideas? This semester course will explore the language of Shakespeare in a play as well as a study of some of his famous poems. You will learn how and why the lessons written about nearly half a millennia ago are still as relevant today as they were in the 17th Century.


  • close reading skills
  • literature study
  • speaking and presenting skills
  • writing skills
  • eating Elizabethan food skills



There is one internal NCEA assessment, including 4 credits. This will be in the form of a short dramatic monologue.

Where Does It Lead:

ENW201, ENG201, ENH201, ENS201, ENP001 and ENR001 (if entry requirements are met for these courses), ENO202, ENG202

For further information see:
Mrs Roxborogh