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  1. Coriolanus (2015 Audio)

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    Approaching Shakespeare

    This lecture takes up a detail from Shakespeare’s late Roman tragedy Coriolanus to ask about the representation of character, the use of sources and the genre of tragedy.

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  2. Richard III (2012 Audio)

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    Approaching Shakespeare

    Podcast. Emma Smith speaks on the inevitability of the ending of Richard III: does the play endorse Richmond’s final victory?

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  3. Much Ado About Nothing (2012 Audio)

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    Approaching Shakespeare

    A podcast lecture series focusing on a single play by Shakespeare, and employing a range of different approaches to try to understand a central critical question about it. Rather than providing overarching...

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  4. Comedy of Errors, The (2012 Audio)

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    Approaching Shakespeare

    Lecture 12 in the Approaching Shakespeare series asks how seriously we can take the farcical exploits of Comedy of Errors, drawing out the play’s serious concerns with identity and selfhood.

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  5. Pericles, Prince of Tyre (2012 Audio)

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    Approaching Shakespeare

    Pericles has been on the margins of the Shakespearean canon: this fourteenth lecture in the Approaching Shakespeare series shows some of its self-conscious artistry and contemporary popularity.

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  6. King John (2012 Audio)

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    Approaching Shakespeare

    At the heart of King John is the death of his rival Arthur: this fifteenth lecture in the Approaching Shakespeare series looks at the ways history and legitimacy are complicated in this plotline.

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  7. King Lear (2012 Audio)

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    Approaching Shakespeare

    Showing how generations of critics - and Shakespeare himself - have rewritten the ending of King Lear, this sixteenth Approaching Shakespeare lecture engages with the question of tragedy and why it gives...

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  8. As You Like It (2012 Audio)

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    Approaching Shakespeare

    Asking ‘what happens in As You Like It’, this lecture considers the play’s dramatic structure and its ambiguous use of pastoral, drawing on performance history, genre theory, and eco-critical approaches.

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  9. Hamlet (2012 Audio)

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    Approaching Shakespeare

    The fact that father and son share the same name in Hamlet is used to investigate the play’s nostalgia, drawing on biographical criticism and the religious and political history of early modern England.

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  10. Midsummer Night’s Dream, A (2012 Audio)

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    Approaching Shakespeare

    This lecture on A Midsummer Night’s Dream uses modern and early modern understandings of dreams to uncover a play less concerned with marriage and more with sexual desire.

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