Webster: The Duchess of Malfi

6 courses, 53 lectures
11:16:23

English Literature

Webster: The Duchess of Malfi

Webster: The Duchess of Malfi

In this course, Professor Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam University) discusses John Webster’s play The Duchess of Malfi. We begin by thinking about Gothic motifs in the play, focusing in particular on instances of double-ness...

5 lectures

0:48:30

Prof. Lisa Hopkins

Sheffield Hallam University

English Literature

Webster: The Duchess of Malfi

Webster: The Duchess of Malfi

In this course, Professor John Lennard explores John Webster’s masterpiece, the Duchess of Malfi. The course begins by thinking about John Webster himself, about whom we know very little, and the historical context for the play...

5 lectures

0:51:25

Prof. John Lennard

Independent Scholar

English Literature

Webster: The Duchess of Malfi

Webster: The Duchess of Malfi

In this course, Professor Helen Smith (University of York) explores John Webster's 'The Duchess of Malfi'. In the first module, we think about stereotypes about women in early modern England and their presentation on stage....

5 lectures

0:57:11

Prof. Helen Smith

York University

English Literature

Classics & Ancient History

Tragedy: A Complete History

Tragedy: A Complete History

In this course, Professor John Lennard explores the history of tragedy from its origins in ancient Athens to the present day. In the first three modules, we think about the tragedy of Classical Athens, looking in particular at...

20 lectures

4:54:53

Prof. John Lennard

Independent Scholar

English Literature

The Supernatural: A Complete History

The Supernatural: A Complete History

In this course, Professor Nick Groom (University of Exeter) explores the history of the supernatural in English and American literature. The course begins by thinking about two of the key sources of supernatural literature,...

8 lectures

1:35:29

Prof. Nick Groom

Exeter University

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