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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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September 12, 2019

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August 11, 2019

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April 17, 2019
Professor Conner is the best teacher I've found on The Great Courses. His series on the Irish Renaissance is outstanding, too. He not only knows his subject but also how to explain it to students in a direct, engaging way.

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