How to read and understand Shakespeare
by Conner, Marc C., 1965-
|Format:||Book on CD 2013|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies|
SummaryFor over 400 years, Shakespeares plays have enthralled, moved, and enriched each new generation of readers and theatergoers. How to Read and Understand Shakespeare builds the skills that allow you to reach your own understanding of the plays, to deeply comprehend Shakespeares transcendent poetic language, the spellbinding world of his great characters and stories, and his revelatory reflections on human experience. The tools you learn are yours for years of enjoyment of these monumental treasures of our culture. -- Publisher website.
ContentsLecture 1. Approaching Shakespeare ; the scene begins
Lecture 2. Shakespeare's theater and stagecraft
Lecture 3. A Midsummer Night's Dream ; comic tools
Lecture 4. A Midsummer Night's Dream ; comic structure
Lecture 5. Romeo and Juliet ; words, words, words
Lecture 6. Romeo and Juliet ; the tools of tragedy
Lecture 7. Appearance versus reality in Twelfth Night
Lecture 8. Twelfth Night ; more comic tools
Lecture 9. Richard II ; history and kingship
Lecture 10. Politics as theatre in Henry IV, part 1
Lecture 11. Henry IV, part 2 ; contrast and complexity
Lecture 12. The drama of ideas in Henry V. Lecture 13. Macbeth ; "foul and fair"
Lecture 14. The tragic woman in Macbeth
Lecture 15. Staging Hamlet
Lecture 16. The religious drama of Hamlet
Lecture 17. The women of Hamlet
Lecture 18. The Merchant of Venice ; comedy or tragedy?
Lecture 19. The arc of character in the Merchant of Venice
Lecture 20. Measure for Measure ; is this comedy?
Lecture 21. Measure for Measure ; overcoming tragedy
Lecture 22. Tools of romance in The Tempest
Lecture 23. The Tempest ; Shakespeare's farewell to art
Lecture 24. The tools for a lifetime of Shakespeare.
|Series||Great courses (Compact disc)|
-- Criticism and interpretation.
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Study and teaching.
|Publisher|| Chantilly, VA :Teaching Co.,2013
Lecturer: Marc C. Conner, Washington and Lee University.
Course 2711; consists of 24 lectures in two parts.
12 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (ii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)