Course Code: WVS13A21
Start Date: 13/11/2021Day of the Week:
Session: All Day
Length in weeks: 1
Have you ever wondered what exactly Romeo’s friends had in mind when they wished his lover were a medlar and Romeo a popp’rin pear? What actually is an apple-john, or indeed a peascod or a codling, and which were insults and which not? Why do primroses live and die like virgins and why are some pinks bastards? Drawing on tragedy, comedy and the dangling of apricocks we will explore Shakespeare’s use of plants as contemporaries would have understood them. A glorious morning of Shakespearian revelry which will transform your understanding of fennel!