Fourth in the new study guide series featuring engaging commentary by writer / lecturer Dr. Elizabeth McNamer on great literary classics. Dr. McNamer now concentrates on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and John Milton’s Paradise Lost. Chaucer’s merry charm and Milton’s high seriousness become accessible to modern minds when explored by Dr. McNamer.
Third in the new study guide series featuring engaging commentary by writer/lecturer Dr. Elizabeth McNamer on great literary classics. Dr. McNamer now concentrates on Homer’s Trojan War / Greek epic poems, The Iliad, which deals with love, jealousy, pride and the courage men and women display in war and The Odyssey, where hero Odysseus meets with strange adventures en route home to his faithful wife.
In these two unabridged lectures, Elizabeth McNamer gives scholarly glimpses into the most compelling moments of two of Shakespeare’s classic plays: Hamlet and Macbeth. Hamlet, because he is given much to philosophizing, fails to act. And this sweet procrastination becomes the downfall of the sweet prince of Denmark. Macbeth, who has murdered his way to the crown, finds there only a murderer’s reward.