Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Fwd: Shakespeare's Life and Work



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Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Subject: Shakespeare's Life and Work
To: Scott Lord <scottlordnovelist@gmail.com>


Learn how to read William Shakespeare's plays through his biography, Elizabethan and Jacobean history, and modern performance.
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Shakespeare's Life and Work

Learn how to read William Shakespeare's plays through his biography, Elizabethan and Jacobean history, and modern performance.

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What you'll learn

  • The cultural significance of Shakespeare's plays and their performance
  • How Shakespeare's work was considered in his own time and in the present, in his own country and around the world
  • Different approaches to textual interpretation
  • How to consider authorial intention, historical context, and present relevance
  • How to analyze Shakespeare's plays on the page and in performance
  • Foundational knowledge on Shakespeare that can be applied to his specific works

About this course

How do we read Shakespeare? Do his plays belong to the past or the present? To a famed dramatic genius or to readers and audiences around the globe? What do his plays really mean?

Moving between the world in which Shakespeare lived and the present day, this course will introduce different kinds of literary analysis that you can use when reading Shakespeare. With short videos filmed on location in England and readings covering topics like Shakespeare's contemporaries and the politics of modern performance, you will learn a range of critical tool that you can use to unlock the meaning and relevance of Shakespeare's plays.

Join us as we visit Stratford-upon-Avon, where Shakespeare was born in 1564; London, the lively city where he began as an actor; and the Globe Theater, where his first plays were performed. This journey through Shakespeare's life will transport you to another era and will give you a new perspective on his timeless work.

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Related subjects

Humanities

 

History

 

Literature

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Fwd: New Courses with Professor Stephen Greenblatt



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Date: Monday, September 9, 2019
Subject: New Courses with Professor Stephen Greenblatt
To: scottlordnovelist@gmail.com



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Dear Scott Lord,

We hope you enjoyed Shakespeare's Hamlet: The Ghost with Professor Stephen Greenblatt. If you would like to continue your Shakespearean studies, we invite you to enroll in Shakespeare's Life and Work, a new course with Professor Greenblatt launching on September 12.

How do we read Shakespeare? Do his plays belong to the past, or the present? To a famed dramatic genius or to readers and audiences around the globe? What do his plays really mean? Shakespeare's Life and Work covers these questions and more through short videos filmed on location in England and close readings of excerpts from Shakespeare's plays.

Take a deeper dive into Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, and Othello through the new and improved courses in the Shakespeare's Outsiders XSeries Program. Shakespeare's Hamlet: The Ghost relaunches October 10, Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice: Shylock relaunches November 7, and Shakespeare's Othello: The Moor relaunches December 5.

We look forward to seeing you in the courses!

The Shakespeare Course Team,
Erica & Bailey



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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Fwd: Welcome to The Living Picture Craze: An Introduction to Victorian Film



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Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Subject: Welcome to The Living Picture Craze: An Introduction to Victorian Film
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