32 episodes

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.

Approaching Shakespeare Oxford University

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    • 4.3, 139 Ratings

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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4.3 out of 5
139 Ratings
139 Ratings
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lindabee222 ,

Shocking adult student behavior

I can't believe the aggressive pubescent reaction against authority, gender, and/or person by Oxford students in these podcasts. Orchestrated coughing fits severely mar any enjoyment of the well-constructed presentations.

astropolitan ,

Great supplement to the plays

Very interesting and insightful commentary! I love listening to the corresponding episode after reading each play for class. It adds a lot to my understanding and enjoyment of the plays.

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