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West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette DVD 822.33 WIL pt. 1 (Text) 31951004118615 Main Floor - DVDs Checked out 04/30/2020
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  • ISBN: 9781565855717
  • ISBN: 1565856392
  • Physical Description: 6 videodiscs (approximately 1080 min.) : sound., color ; 4 3/4 in. + parts 1-3 guidebook (iv, 138 pages ; 19 cm).
  • Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Company, c1999.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Part 1: Lecture 1. Shakespeare then and now ; Lecture 2. The nature of Shakespeare's plays ; Lecture 3. Twelfth Night: Shakespearean comedy ; Lecture 4. Twelfth Night: Malvolio in love ; Lecture 5. The Taming of the Shrew: getting married in the 1590s ; Lecture 6. The Taming of the Shrew: farce and romance -- Lecture 7. The Merchant of Venice: courting the heiress ; Lecture 8. The Merchant of Venice: Shylock ; Lecture 9. Measure for Measure: sex in society ; Lecture 10. Measure for Measure: justice and comedy ; Lecture 11. Richard III: Shakespearean history ; Lecture 12. Richard III: the villain's career.
Part 2: Lecture 13. Richard II: the theory of kingship ; Lecture 14. Richard II: the fall of the king ; Lecture 15. Henry IV: all the king's men ; Lecture 16. Henry IV: the life of Falstaff ; Lecture 17. Henry V: the death of Falstaff ; Lecture 18. Henry V: the king victorious -- Lecture 19. Romeo and Juliet: Shakespearean tragedy ; Lecture 20. Romeo and Juliet: public violence and private bliss ; Lecture 21. Troilus and Cressida: ancient epic in a new mode ; Lecture 22. Troilus and Cressida: heroic aspirations ; Lecture 23. Julius Caesar: the matter of Rome ; Lecture 24. Julius Caesar: heroes of history.
Part 3: Lecture 25. Hamlet: the abundance of the play ; Lecture 26. Hamlet: the causes of tragedy ; Lecture 27. Hamlet: the Protestant hero ; Lecture 28. Othello: the design of the tragedy ; Lecture 29. Othello: "O villainy!" ; Lecture 30. Othello: the noble Moor -- Lecture 31. King Lear : "This is the worst" ; Lecture 32. King Lear: wisdom through suffering ; Lecture 33. King Lear: "Then we go on" ; Lecture 34. Macbeth: "Fair is foul" ; Lecture 35. Macbeth: musing on murder ; Lecture 36. Macbeth: "Enter two murderers."
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Producer, Tamara Stonebarger ; content editor, Robert Cosgriff ; editor, Sal Rodriguez.
Participant or Performer Note:
Thirty-six lectures of thirty minutes each by Professor Peter Saccio, Leon D. Black Professor of Shakespearean Studies at Dartmouth College.
Summary, etc.:
This lecture series introduces the plays of William Shakespeare and explains the achievement that makes him the leading playwright in Western civilization. The key to that achievement is his 'abundance.' Not only in the number and length of his plays, but also in the variety of experiences they depict, the multitude of actions and characters they contain, the combination of public and private life they deal with, the richness of feelings they express and can provoke in an audience and in readers, and the fullness of language and suggestion. Also considered are the kind of theater for which he wrote, the characteristic structures of his plays, and the way the plays easily mingle events from different realms: social levels, levels of realism, and metaphysical contexts.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 > Criticism and interpretation.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Twelfth night.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merchant of Venice.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Measure for measure.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Richard III.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Richard II.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry IV.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Henry V.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Romeo and Juliet.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Troilus and Cressida.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Julius Caesar.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Othello.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear.

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