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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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This is a nice lecture! It definitely makes Shakespeare approachable! Thanks!


Emma Smith is basically unparalleled. Enjoyable and engaging even from 4000 miles away.


Engrossing and entertaining. Thanks for making these available!

Approaching Shakespeare
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  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Language: English

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