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Approaching Shakespeare—The Scene Begins

Lecture no. 1 from the course: How to Read and Understand Shakespeare

Approaching Shakespeare—The Scene Begins

Taught by Professor Marc C. Conner | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Consider four points of entry for understanding what’s happening in a Shakespeare play. Learn how to approach a single dramatic scene, focusing on Shakespeare’s richly metaphorical use of language. Begin to grasp the playwright’s use of stagecraft, and how his plays require your own active participation and powers of imagination.

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November 21, 2016

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September 22, 2016

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August 31, 2016
Professor Conner's passion for Shakespeare is raw and contagious. He teaches with such confidence—confidence that we, his students, will understand the material as well as anybody. I'm blown away by his style. But these are mere "words, words, words." Watch and see for yourself...

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