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King John

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At the heart of King John is the death of his rival Arthur: this fifteenth lecture in the Approaching Shakespeare series looks at the ways history and legitimacy are complicated in this plotline. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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The life and death of King Iohn. (eBook)

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ePub version of text The life and death of King Iohn. / Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | epub | criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | epub

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King Lear

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Showing how generations of critics - and Shakespeare himself - have rewritten the ending of King Lear, this sixteenth Approaching Shakespeare lecture engages with the question of tragedy and why it gives pleasure. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | #greatwriters | criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | #greatwriters

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The Tragedie Of King Lear. (eBook)

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ePub version of text THE TRAGEDIE OF KING LEAR. / Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | epub | criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | epub

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As You Like It

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Asking 'what happens in As You Like It', this lecture considers the play's dramatic structure and its ambiguous use of pastoral, drawing on performance history, genre theory, and eco-critical approaches. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | #greatwriters | criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | #greatwriters

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As you Like it. (eBook)

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ePub version of text As you Like it. / Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | epub | criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | epub

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Hamlet

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The fact that father and son share the same name in Hamlet is used to investigate the play's nostalgia, drawing on biographical criticism and the religious and political history of early modern England. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | #greatwriters | criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | #greatwriters

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The tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke. (eBook)

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ePub version of text The tragedie of HAMLET, Prince of Denmarke. / Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | epub | criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | epub

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Much Ado About Nothing

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Emma Smith asks why the characters are so quick to believe the self-proclaimed villain Don John, drawing on gender and performance criticism to think about male bonding, the genre of comedy, and the impulses of modern performance. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | #greatwriters | criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | #greatwriters

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Much adoe about Nothing. (eBook)

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ePub version of text Much adoe about Nothing. / Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | epub | criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | epub

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s Dream

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This lecture on A Midsummer Night's Dream uses modern and early modern understandings of dreams to uncover a play less concerned with marriage and more with sexual desire. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | #greatwriters | criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | #greatwriters | 2012-10-31

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A Midsommer Nights Dreame. (eBook)

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ePub version of text A MIDSOMMER Nights Dreame. / Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | epub | criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | epub

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Taming of the Shrew

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Emma Smith uses evidence of early reception and from more recent productions to discuss the question of whether Katherine is tamed at the end of the play. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | #greatwriters | criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | #greatwriters

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The Taming of the Shrew. (eBook)

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ePub version of text THE Taming of the Shrew. / Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | epub | criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | epub

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The Merchant of Venice

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This lecture on The Merchant of Venice discusses the ways the play's personal relationships are shaped by models of financial transaction, using the casket scenes as a central example. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | #greatwriters | criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | #greatwriters

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The Merchant of Venice. (eBook)

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ePub version of text The Merchant of Venice. / Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | epub | criticism | play | literature | theatre | language | shakespeare | english | epub

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The Spanish Tragedy: Thomas Kyd

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Popular tragedy in which Hieronimo pursues aristocratic murderers of his son Horatio and takes revenge. It speaks, like Hollywood Westerns, to questions about private revenge versus public justice, and to the vexed religious questions of its age. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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jacobean | language | theatre | elizabethan | renaissance | #greatwriters | english | jacobean | language | theatre | elizabethan | renaissance | #greatwriters | english

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The Spanish tragedie (eBook)

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The Spanish tragedie / Kyd, Thomas, 1558-1594. This is the epub edition of the play. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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jacobean | language | theatre | elizabethan | renaissance | #greatwriters | english literature | jacobean | language | theatre | elizabethan | renaissance | #greatwriters | english literature

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Arden of Faversham: Anon

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A true crime story of the murder of Thomas Arden by his wife and her lover, this play is concerned with the politics of the household, with gender roles within marriage, and presents a black comedy of botched murder attempts rather like The Ladykillers. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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jacobean | language | theatre | elizabethan | renaissance | #greatwriters | english | jacobean | language | theatre | elizabethan | renaissance | #greatwriters | english

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Arden of Feversham (eBook)

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Arden of Feversham / Unknown. This is the epub edition of the play. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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jacobean | language | theatre | elizabethan | renaissance | #greatwriters | english | jacobean | language | theatre | elizabethan | renaissance | #greatwriters | english

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s Holiday: Thomas Dekker

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Like a Busby Berkeley depression-era musical, Dekker's comedy is a feel-good antidote to a context of shortages, political malaise and general pessimism, but real life in the shape of war, class antagonism and civic tensions, always threatens to intrude. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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jacobean | language | theatre | elizabethan | renaissance | emma smith | english | jacobean | language | theatre | elizabethan | renaissance | emma smith | english

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s holiday (eBook)

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The shoemakers' holiday / Dekker, Thomas, ca. 1572-1632. This is the epub version of the play. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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jacobean | language | theatre | elizabethan | renaissance | emma smith | english | jacobean | language | theatre | elizabethan | renaissance | emma smith | english

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s Tragedy: Thomas Middleton

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A blackly camp tragedy - Hamlet without the narcissism - set in a court corrupted by lust and self-interest, this play is both fascinated and repelled by its own depravity. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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jacobean | language | theatre | elizabethan | renaissance | #greatwriters | english | jacobean | language | theatre | elizabethan | renaissance | #greatwriters | english

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s tragedy (eBook)

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The revenger's tragedy / Middleton, Thomas, 1580-1627. This is the epub edition of the play. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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jacobean | language | theatre | elizabethan | renaissance | #greatwriters | english | jacobean | language | theatre | elizabethan | renaissance | #greatwriters | english

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The Roaring Girl: Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker

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Based on a contemporary scandal of a woman who dressed in male clothing, this play of topsy-turvy genders has fun with some very modern ideas about sexuality, identity and whether we are what we wear. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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jacobean | language | theatre | elizabethan | renaissance | #greatwriters | english | jacobean | language | theatre | elizabethan | renaissance | #greatwriters | english

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