William Shakespeare comedies, histories, and tragedies

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Published 1999
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Introduces the plays of Shakespeare and explores the reasons why Shakespeare is the leading playwright in Western civilization.

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Springfield, VA : Teaching Co., c1999.
18 sound discs (ca. 1080 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (22 cm.)
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Comedies, histories, and tragedies
Lecturer: Peter Saccio, Dartmouth College.
Course 280; three-part set of 36 half-hour lectures on 18 discs.
Compact disc.
Part 1. Shakespeare then and now
The nature of Shakespeare's plays
Twelfth night, Shakespearean comedy
Twelfth night, Malvolio in love
The taming of the shrew, getting married in the 1590's
The taming of the shrew, farce and romance
The merchant of Venice, courting the heiress
The merchant of Venice, Shylock
Measure for measure, sex in society
Measure for measure, justice and comedy
Richard III, Shakespearean history
Richard III, the villain's career.
Part 2. Richard II, the theory of kingship
Richard II, the fall of the king
Henry IV, all the king's men
Henry IV, the life of Falstaff
Henry V, the death of Falstaff
Henry V, the king victorious
Romeo and Juliet, Shakespearean tragedy
Romeo and Juliet, public violence and private bliss
Troilus and Cressida, ancient epic in a new mode
Troilus and Cressida, heroic aspirations
Julius Caesar, the matter of Rome
Julius Caesar, heroes of history.
Part 3. lecture 25. Hamlet, the abundance of the play
Hamlet, the causes of tragedy
Hamlet, The protestant hero
Othello, the design of the tragedy
Othello, o villainy!
Othello, the noble Moor
King Lear, this is the world
King Lear, wisdom through suffering
King Lear, then we go up
Macbeth, fair is foul
Macbeth, musing on murder
Macbeth, enter two murderers.
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