The legend of Dr Faustus has fascinated writers and musicians since the sixteenth century. Faustus, intelligent, restless, self-deluding, has inspired the most intense and tender of compositions, and shocking scenes in drama and fiction. We will explore Renaissance, Romantic and twentieth-century approaches to this disturbing and resonant tale.
Bartley Lodge is a splendid Grade II listed country house hotel set in the heart of the New Forest, in eight acres of grounds. The facilities are well appointed and versatile, including 40 en-suite bedrooms and an indoor swimming pool. The Grand Baronial Hall will be the location for our meetings.
Terry Barfoot writes widely on music for Britain’s leading journals, orchestras, festivals and record companies. He lectures at venues throughout the country, is Publications Consultant to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Director of Arts in Residence.
Karen Hewitt MBE teaches literature for Oxford University Department for Continuing Education. She also lectures in Russian universities, and publishes books and essays both on English literature and on what is happening in Russia.
Course members will arrive on Tuesday at 5pm and depart after tea on Thursday. Arts in Residence and the Bartley Lodge Hotel offer an excellent cuisine including dinners with wine. The weekend will end with tea on Thursday, but it will be possible to stay for an extra night at a special rate.