How to read and understand Shakespeare
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SummaryFor over 400 years, Shakespeare's plays have enthralled, moved, and enriched each new generation of readers and theatergoers. This lecture series builds the skills that allow you to reach your own understanding of the plays, to deeply comprehend Shakespeare's 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.
ContentsLecture 1. Approaching Shakespeare ; the scene begins
Lecture 2. Shakespeare's theater and stagecraft
Lecture 3. Midsummer Night's Dream ; comic tools
Lecture 4. 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 theater in Henry IV, part 1
Lecture 11. Henry IV, part 2 ; contrast and complexity
Lecture 12. Drama of ideas in Henry V
Lecture 13. Macbeth ; "foul and fair"
Lecture 14. Tragic woman in Macbeth
Lecture 15. Staging Hamlet
Lecture 16. Religious drama of Hamlet
Lecture 17. Women of Hamlet
Lecture 18. Merchant of Venice ; comedy or tragedy?
Lecture 19. 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. Tempest ; Shakespeare's farewell to art
Lecture 24. Tools for a lifetime of Shakespeare.
|Series||Great courses (DVD) Literature & language.|
-- Criticism and interpretation.
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Study and teaching.
|Publisher|| Chantilly, VA :Teaching Co.,2013
Conner, Marc C.,
1965- instructor, speaker.
Teaching Company, production company.
Lecturer: Professor Marc C. Conner, Washington and Lee University.
Editor, Tom Krzywicki, Richard Bernett, Steve Renard.
Course no. 2711.
Program contains twenty-four lectures; the length of each lecture is: ca. 30 min.
Lecture notes and program information contained in course guidebook.
4 videodiscs (approximately 720 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 228 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-228) in course guidebook.