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

Publication Info. Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., [2013]


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Description 4 videodiscs (approximately 720 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 228 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)
Physical Medium DVD 4 3/4 in.
Description DVD digital optical
DVD laser optical
DVD video file DVD video rda
Filmed lectures
Series Great courses. Literature & language (English literature)
Great courses (DVD) Literature & language.
Note Title from disc surface.
System Details DVD.
Language In English.
Performer Lecturer: Professor Marc C. Conner, Washington and Lee University.
Credits Editor, Tom Krzywicki, Richard Bernett, Steve Renard.
Note 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.
Summary For 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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-228) in course guidebook.
Contents Lecture 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.
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Study and teaching.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. (OCoLC)fst00029048
Study skills. (OCoLC)fst01136216
Genre/Form Filmed lectures.
Nonfiction films.
Educational films.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author Conner, Marc C., 1965- Teacher, Speaker.
Teaching Company, Production company.
ISBN 1598039288
Music No. ID2711A-01 Teaching Co. (DVD)
PB2711A Teaching Co. (Guidebook)
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