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    • How to Read and Understand Shakespeare

    • By: Marc C. Conner, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Marc C. Conner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
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    Shakespeare's works are among the greatest of humanity's cultural expressions and, as such, demand to be experienced and understood. But, simply put, Shakespeare is difficult. His language and culture - those of Elizabethan England - are greatly different from our own, and his poetry, thick with metaphorical imagery and double meanings, can be hard to penetrate.

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    • To Listen or Not to Listen…

    • By Ark1836 on 10-13-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature

    • By: Marc C. Conner, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Marc C. Conner
    • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
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    Many political and cultural events sent shock waves through the Irish world in the 19th and early 20th centuries as Ireland gradually shook off the shackles of British rule. Alongside a long and painful political process arose one of the greatest flourishings of literature in modern times - a spirited discourse among those who sought to shape their nation's future, finding the significance of their bloody present intimately entwined with their legendary past.

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    • By ELG on 11-13-16

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Romeo and Juliet: Words, Words, Words

    • By: Marc C. Conner
    • Narrated by: Marc C. Conner
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Shakespeare’s primary tool as a playwright is words themselves as dramatic expressions of character and meaning. In Romeo and Juliet, see how Shakespeare ingeniously uses language to distinguish class and personality, and how he uses the poetic form of the sonnet in creating a sublime language of love.

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    • Shakespeare's Theater and Stagecraft

    • By: Marc C. Conner
    • Narrated by: Marc C. Conner
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here, envision theatrical London as it existed in Shakespeare’s time. First, consider Shakespeare’s fundamental intent to “hold the mirror up to nature” - to imitate the living world. Then learn about the colorful milieu of Elizabethan theater; its conventions of physical space, scenery, and costumes; and how the playwright created theatrical “reality” through language.

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