Shakespeare: Hamlet

4 courses, 36 lectures
5:49:53

English Literature

Shakespeare: Hamlet

Shakespeare: Hamlet

In this fifteen-part course, Professor John McRae (University of Nottingham) explores Shakespeare’s Hamlet, focusing in particular on Hamlet’s development from “a rogue and peasant slave” to the perfect (“most royal”) king. We...

15 lectures

1:55:09

Prof. John McRae

Nottingham University

English Literature

Shakespeare: Hamlet

Shakespeare: Hamlet

In this course, Dr John Lennard explores Shakespeare's Hamlet. In the first module, we explore the idea of Hamlet as a revenge tragedy, and think about how Shakespeare has complicated the basic structure. In the second module,...

5 lectures

0:53:30

Prof. John Lennard

Independent Scholar

English Literature

Shakespeare on Stage

Shakespeare on Stage

In this course, Professor Tiffany Stern (University of Oxford) explores how Shakespeare was originally rehearsed, acted and watched, and how this might change our understand of some of his plays. In the first module, we think...

6 lectures

0:52:19

Prof. Tiffany Stern

Royal Holloway, London

English Literature

Classics & Ancient History

Seneca and Early Modern Drama

Seneca and Early Modern Drama

Shakespeare’s most famous – and infamous – tragedies draw on the Roman playwright Seneca for their dramatic form and theatrical style - including ‘Hamlet’, ‘King Lear’, and ‘Titus Andronicus’. Seneca also had a huge influence...

10 lectures

2:08:55

Dr Helen Slaney

Oxford University