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    • William Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies

    • By: Peter Saccio, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Peter Saccio
    • Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 478
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    Shakespeare's plays - whether a comedy like A Midsummer Night's Dream, a history like Henry IV, or a tragedy like Hamlet - are treasure troves of insight into our very humanity. These 36 lectures introduce you to Shakespeare's major plays from each of these three genres and explain the achievement that makes him the leading playwright in Western civilization.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • “If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle.."

    • By Kristi R. on 07-01-16

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Shakespeare: The Word and the Action

    • By: Peter Saccio, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Peter Saccio
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Shakespeare's works are some of the greatest achievements of the human mind and spirit. And yet, for far too many of us, they remain a closed book. Why? Professor Saccio is well suited in these 16 lectures to bring you back into Shakespeare's world and tune you into what he calls "Shakespeare's wavelength." As you hear him effortlessly deliver heretofore impenetrable language with the proper meter, emphasis, intonation, and emotion, you'll experience the pleasure that comes with true mastery.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • More Downs than Ups - Not for Beginners

    • By Tommy D'Angelo on 12-27-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Modern British Drama

    • By: Peter Saccio, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Peter Saccio
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Waiting for Godot. The Importance of Being Earnest. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Since Shakespeare's time, no period has produced more brilliant and various theatrical dramas in Great Britain than in the past 100 years. Professor Saccio has selected the major British playwrights of the past century to cover Wilde, Shaw, Coward, Beckett, Osborne, Pinter, Stoppard, Churchill, and Hare.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Impressive introduction to Modern British Drama

    • By Erik on 08-12-14

    Regular price: $14.95