Shakespeare – The Word and the Action (TTC Video)|4.5 GB
Shakespeare is the leading playwright, and probably the leading writer, in Western civilization. His works are one of the greatest achievements of the human mind and spirit. And yet, for many of us they remain a closed book. Why? Too often, we were force-fed Shakespeare as adolescents—when our own dramas were all-consuming. The language of Shakespeare is 400 years old: even as adults, reading or seeing a play may seem like listening to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and missing half the notes.
Teaching both as a lecturer and as a trained actor and director, and assisted by two Shakespearean actors, Professor Saccio brings the Bard’s sonnets and plays to life with astute and passionate performances. As you hear him effortlessly deliver Elizabethan language with the proper meter, emphasis, intonation, and emotion, you’ll experience the pleasure that comes with true mastery.
Professor Saccio also prepares you to read or watch the plays by orienting you to Shakespeare’s use of multiple plots, lines of action, and the sometimes outmoded forms of human behavior—such as courtship in Elizabethan England—that arise in the plays.
Included in this Torrent:
16 Video lectures – 43 minutes each, 16 MP3 Audio lectures, and a detailed 89 page PDF Course Guidebook is included.
Note: As an extra in this torrent, all 16 course lectures are included in MP3 audio format also!
* Enjoy the convenience of experiencing this course while driving, exercising, etc. While the video doess contain visual elements, the professor presents the material in an engaging and clear manner, so the visuals are not necessary to understand the concepts. Additionally, you may refer to the accompanying course guidebook for diagrams, illustrations, and examples that are cited throughout the course.
Lecture 1: Shakespeares Wavelengths
Lecture 2: The Multiple Actions of a Midsummer Nights Dream
Lecture 3: The Form of Shakespeares Sonnets
Lecture 4: Love in Shakespeares Sonnets
Lecture 5: Love and Artifice in Loves Labors Lost and Much Ado about Nothing
Lecture 6: As You Like It
Lecture 7: The Battles of Henry VI
Lecture 8: Richard III and the Renaissance
Lecture 9: History and Family in Henry IV
Lecture 10: Action in Hamlet
Lecture 11: Coriolanus-The Hero Alone
Lecture 12: Change in Antony and Cleopatra
Lecture 13: The Plot of Cymbeline
Lecture 14: Nature and Art in The Winters Tale
Lecture 15: Three Kinds of Tempest
Lecture 16: History and Henry VIII
Videos: 856×480 – M4V format
Audio: 162kb/s – 2chan Stereo – rate 48kHz
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