"We can say of Shakespeare, that never has a man turned so little knowledge to such great account."

--T. S. Eliot

Dyce Lear

On these pages, you will find lectures that go along with the readings. Please read them carefully, and try to answer all the questions (in your head; no need to write down answers).

Use the links below to get to the lecture you want.

Lecture 1: Shakespeare: Reading Shakespeare; His Life and Plays

Lecture 2: Comedy: A Midsummer Night's Dream; Shakespeare's Theater

Lecture 3: History: Richard III

Lecture 4: History: Henry V

Lecture 5: Tragedy: Hamlet

Lecture 6: Tragedy: Othello

Lecture 7: Tragedy: Macbeth

Lecture 8: Comedy: The Tempest