Intro to Shakespeare, University Experience – Without the Price Tag

Our commentary on the plays just isn’t enough to hold you from week to week? You would like to hear someone else’s knowledgeable thoughts about Shakespeare’s plays?

OpenCulture offers up a free online course covering some of Shakespeare’s most iconic plays, starting with some sonnets and then Richard II. This is a recording of professor William Flesch’s class at Brandeis University.

The plays covered over the course of his lectures:

Of these plays, we’ve only recorded and discussed The Merchant of Venice – but we’ll get to the other ones. And who knows?

The next play could be on this list!

(You will not be required to write an essay at the end of the course. But if you want to write one, I would be happy to read it.)

And sadly, no: Henry Vi, part 1 is not part of his curriculum – or just about any curriculum, for that matter.

You’ll need to stay tuned for the conclusion of Henry VI, part 1 later this week!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: