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# Title Description Contributor
1 The Revenger's Tragedy: Thomas Middleton

A blackly camp tragedy - Hamlet without the narcissism - set in a court corrupted by lust and...

Emma Smith
2 The Comedy of Errors

Lecture 12 in the Approaching Shakespeare series asks how seriously we can take the farcical...

Emma Smith
3 The Duchess of Malfi: John Webster

In dramatizing a woman's sexual choices in a notably sympathetic manner, this tragedy...

Emma Smith
4 Twelfth Night

The seventh Approaching Shakespeare lecture takes a minor character in Twelfth Night - Antonio...

Emma Smith
5 Henry IV part 1

Like generations of theatre-goers, this lecture concentrates on the (large) figure of Sir John...

Emma Smith
6 Richard II

Lecture eight in the Approaching Shakespeare series asks the question that structures Richard II...

Emma Smith
7 Antony and Cleopatra

What kind of tragedy is this play, with its two central figures rather than a singular hero? The...

Emma Smith
8 Measure for Measure

The third Approaching Shakespeare lecture, on Measure for Measure, focuses on the vexed question...

Emma Smith
9 King John

At the heart of King John is the death of his rival Arthur: this fifteenth lecture in the...

Emma Smith
10 Richard III

In this thirteenth lecture in the Approaching Shakespeare series the focus is on the...

Emma Smith
11 A Midsummer Night's Dream

This lecture on A Midsummer Night's Dream uses modern and early modern understandings of...

Emma Smith
12 King Lear

Showing how generations of critics - and Shakespeare himself - have rewritten the ending of King...

Emma Smith
13 Titus Andronicus

Focusing in detail on one particular scene, and on critical responses to it, this sixth...

Emma Smith
14 Taming of the Shrew

Emma Smith uses evidence of early reception and from more recent productions to discuss the...

Emma Smith
15 The Shoemaker's Holiday: Thomas Dekker

Like a Busby Berkeley depression-era musical, Dekker's comedy is a feel-good antidote to a...

Emma Smith
16 The Merchant of Venice

This lecture on The Merchant of Venice discusses the ways the play's personal relationships...

Emma Smith
17 Arden of Faversham: Anon

A true crime story of the murder of Thomas Arden by his wife and her lover, this play is...

Emma Smith
18 The Roaring Girl: Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker

Based on a contemporary scandal of a woman who dressed in male clothing, this play of topsy-...

Emma Smith
19 Language and History

Prof. Simon Horobin examines how the English language has changed over time, addressing such...

Simon Horobin
20 Much Ado About Nothing

Emma Smith asks why the characters are so quick to believe the self-proclaimed villain Don John...

Emma Smith
21 Shakespeare and the Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

Professor Charlotte Brewer introduces the methodology behind the creation of the OED and how...

Charlotte Brewer
22 The Winter's Tale

How we can make sense of a play that veers from tragedy to comedy and stretches credulity in its...

Emma Smith
23 The Spanish Tragedy: Thomas Kyd

Popular tragedy in which Hieronimo pursues aristocratic murderers of his son Horatio and takes...

Emma Smith
24 Macbeth

In this fourth Approaching Shakespeare lecture the question is one of agency: who or what makes...

Emma Smith
25 Hamlet

The fact that father and son share the same name in Hamlet is used to investigate the play'...

Emma Smith
26 History of English Pronunciation

Do we really know what Chaucer's poetry sounded like? Professor Simon Horobin introduces...

Simon Horobin
27 The Tempest

That the character of Prospero is a Shakespearean self-portrait is a common reading of The...

Emma Smith
28 As You Like It

Asking 'what happens in As You Like It', this lecture considers the play's...

Emma Smith
29 English and Gender

Professor Deborah Cameron explores some of the key theories surrounding the use of language by...

Deborah Cameron
30 Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Pericles has been on the margins of the Shakespearean canon: this fourteenth lecture in the...

Emma Smith
# Title Description Author
1 Arden of Faversham: Anon (eBook)

Arden of Feversham / Unknown. This is the epub edition of the play.

Anonymous