Oxford University

Approaching Shakespeare

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.

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.

Episodes: 32

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Duration: 45 min

Henry VI, Part 2

Duration: 48 min

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Duration: 48 min

All's Well That Ends Well

Duration: 48 min

Cymbeline

Duration: 50 min

Timon of Athens

Duration: 55 min

Love's Labour's Lost

Duration: 48 min

Julius Caesar

Duration: 50 min

Romeo and Juliet

Duration: 44 min

Coriolanus

Duration: 53 min

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