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Approaching Shakespeare

By Oxford University

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Each lecture in this series focuses on a single play by Shakespeare, and employs a range of different approaches to try to understand a central critical question about it. Rather than providing overarching readings or interpretations, the series aims to show the variety of different ways we might understand Shakespeare, the kinds of evidence that might be used to strengthen our critical analysis, and, above all, the enjoyable and unavoidable fact that Shakespeare's plays tend to generate our questions rather than answer them.

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Wonderful lectures!

Outstanding lectures on Shakespeare’s plays - I only wish that Professor Smith had included lectures on all of the plays.

Shakespeare’s Plays Explained

Emma Smith presents facts and interpretation about the the plays and their contexts in a straightforward, no-nonsense manner. She is not an egomaniac as are so many scholars. I love her voice and calm delivery.


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Approaching Shakespeare
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  • Category: Education
  • Language: English

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