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    • The Modern Scholar: Rediscovering Shakespeare - The Tragedies

    • By: Matthew Wagner
    • Narrated by: Matthew Wagner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    A greater emphasis on situations than characters (this numbs the audience's connection to the characters, so that when characters experience misfortune, the audience still finds it laughable) A struggle of young lovers to overcome difficulty, often presented by elders Separation and re-unification Deception among characters (especially mistaken identity) A clever servant Disputes between characters, often within a family Multiple, intertwining plots. Use of all styles of comedy (slapstick, puns, dry humour, earthy humour, witty banter, practical jokes) Pastoral element (courtly people living an idealized, rural life), originally an element of Pastoral Romance, exploited by Shakespeare for his comic plots and often parodied therein for humorous effects Happy Ending.

    Regular price: $49.95

    • New Jerusalem

    • The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656
    • By: David Ives
    • Narrated by: Edward Asner, Richard Easton, Andrea Gabriel, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    As a young Jewish man in 17th century Amsterdam, Baruch de Spinoza excelled as a theological student; but as he encountered free-thinking Protestants, atheists, and radicals in this relatively tolerant city, he began to question his religion and the nature of God. As a result, he was branded a heretic and faced excommunication. Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A theatre play summarising the essence of Spinoza

    • By Jacobus on 09-16-13

    Regular price: $6.95