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How to read and understand Shakespeare / The Teaching Company ; Marc C. Conner ; producer Anna Davalos, Sarah Katz ; director Jonathan Leven, Jim M. Allen.

Conner, Marc C., 1965- (teacher,, speaker.).
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Great courses (DVD).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (24 video files (approximately 720 min.)) : sound, color.
  • Publisher: [United States] : The Great Courses : 2013.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 12 Drama of Ideas in Henry V Episode 15 Staging Hamlet Episode 4 A Midsummer Night's Dream - Comic Structure Episode 5 Romeo and Juliet - Words, Words, Words Episode 1 Approaching Shakespeare - The Scene Begins Episode 10 Politics as Theater in Henry IV, Part I Episode 17 Women of Hamlet Episode 20 Measure for Measure - Is This Comedy? Episode 7 Appearance versus Reality in Twelfth Night Episode 8 Twelfth Night - More Comic Tools Episode 9 Richard II - History and Kingship Episode 11 Henry IV, Part 2 - Contrast and Complexity Episode 13 Macbeth - 'Foul and Fair' Episode 14 Tragic Woman in Macbeth Episode 16 Religious Drama of Hamlet Episode 18 Merchant of Venice - Comedy or Tragedy? Episode 19 Arc of Character in The Merchant of Venice Episode 2 Shakespeare's Theater and Stagecraft Episode 21 Measure for Measure - Overcoming Tragedy Episode 22 Tools of Romance in The Tempest Episode 23 Tempest - Shakespeare's Farewell to Art Episode 24 Tools for a Lifetime of Shakespeare Episode 3 A Midsummer Night's Dream - Comic Tools Episode 6 Romeo and Juliet - The Tools of Tragedy.
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Participant or Performer Note:
Lecturer: Professor Marc C. Conner, Washington and Lee University.
Summary, etc.:
Shakespeare's plays are masterworks, but they can be hard to understand for a modern English speaker. Gain direct insight into Shakespeare's writing in this course which explains how to enter Shakespeare's world, how to grasp what's happening in his plays, and how to enjoy each play on both the page and the stage.
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Rated TVPG.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 > Criticism and interpretation.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 > Study and teaching.

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