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Shakespeare Resource Center. Approaches to Shakespeare. Custom Search Studies in Shakespeare Critical Approaches to Shakespeare: Some Initial Observations [This document has been prepared by Ian Johnston for students of English 366 at Malaspina University-College (now Vancouver Island University).

Approaches to Shakespeare

It is in the public domain, released May, 1999. For more lectures in this series, please click here.] [This text was last revised on November 19, 2001] Introduction An earlier introductory note to some basic principles of literary interpretation ("On Scholarship and Literary Interpretation"), stressed that literary interpretation or literary criticism is, in many ways, an anarchic conversational activity with the practical purpose of enriching our shared understanding of a particular text. Essays - Appreciate Shakespeare. From philosophy to literature to learning a new language, Humanities 360 is a veritable fountain of knowledge on everything you’d like to know about the humanities.

Essays - Appreciate Shakespeare

Resources for every level of writing Here at Helium Publishing, we pride ourselves on knowing a thing or two about writing. We are, after all, one of the largest online writer communities. So where better to look for all of your writing needs? Feeling writer’s block creeping up? The grand world of poetry and literature There’s nothing quite like opening up a great piece of literature. Journeying across time and history If the old adage is true that history is bound to repeat itself, then find out what’s coming by boning up on what’s already happened. Learning new languages The intricacies of learning a new language can leave you tongue-tied, but in our Languages section, you can find out language learning tips, and discover the origins of new words you encounter. Intro to Genres. Plays haven't always been classified according to the traditional genres of comedy, tragedy and history.

The categorisation arose during the early seventeenth century when readers of Shakespeare's plays began to view them in terms of their similarities as well as their distinctions. In this seminar, Cambridge University Press author Susan Snyder outlines the three genres of comedy, tragedy and history. Based on one chapter from the , the seminar categorises the major work of Shakespeare in each genre. Drawing on traditions stretching back to classical times, she shows how the divisions were shaped and styled. Books. Thinking with Shakespeare: Essays. Rhetoric - With what persuasion . . . The Prince, Machiavelli- 1513. Back to Medieval Source Book | ORB Main Page | Links to Other Medieval Sites | Medieval Sourcebook: Nicolo Machiavelli (1469-1527): The Prince, 1513 Chapter I : How Many Kinds of Principlaities There are, and by What means they are Acquired Chapter IV : Why The Kingdom of Darius, Conquered by Alexander, Did Not Rebel Against The Successors of Alexander At His Death Chapter V : Concerning The Way To Govern Cities Or Principalities Which Lived Under Their Own Laws Before They Were Annexed Chapter VI : Concerning New Principalities Which Are Acquired by One's Own Arms And Ability Chapter VII : Concerning New Principalities Which Are Acquired Either by The Arms of Others Or by Good Fortune Chapter VIII : Concerning Those Who Have Obtained A Principality by Wickedness.

ENGL E-129 Shakespeare After All Free online course in video lectures. Course Description : This course focuses on Shakespeares later plays beginning with Measure for Measure and ending with The Tempest.

ENGL E-129 Shakespeare After All Free online course in video lectures

Study Resources. Shakespeare's language. Download this document for a brief explanation of how Shakespeare's language works, together with descriptions of some of the major tools of his art.

Shakespeare's language

This document is designed as a resource for teachers which can be adapted to use with your students. Shakespeare's Language (PDF) » If Shakespeare played a major role in the transformation of English drama and theatre he did no less for the English language. He was writing at a time when early modern English was less than 100 years old and most documents were still written in Latin. There was no dictionary yet published, no established grammar texts, no systematic study of English in schools.

When the Renaissance playwrights and especially Shakespeare wrote their popular plays they helped to confirm modern English as the national spoken and written language. Except for the writers of the Bible, Shakespeare is the most frequently quoted writer in English. Further reading. Shakespeare Illustrated. Shakespeare Illustrated, a work in progress, explores nineteenth-century paintings, criticism and productions of Shakespeare's plays and their influences on one another.

Shakespeare Illustrated

The Introduction to Shakespeare Illustrated The plays of Shakespeare are listed alphabetically. Under each play is a list of paintings based on that particular work. The artists are also listed alphabetically. iTunes U - Shakespeare Lectures. Description Each lecture in this series focuses on a single play by Shakespeare, and employs a range of different approaches to try to understand a central critical question about it.

iTunes U - Shakespeare Lectures

Rather than providing overarching readings or interpretations, the series aims to show the variety of different ways we might understand Shakespeare, the kinds of evidence that might be used to strengthen our critical analysis, and, above all, the enjoyable and unavoidable fact that Shakespeare's plays tend to generate our questions rather than answer them. 300-level Course - Shkspr's plays. Teaching Resources: Lesson Plans. Folger Education offers a world of online resources for teachers, from individual teaching modules to curriculum guides to videos.

Teaching Resources: Lesson Plans

As a national leader in the way Shakespeare is taught in American classrooms, we believe that the best way to help students succeed is to provide teachers with the best classroom resources possible. Keep in touch with us! Sign Up for BardNotes Get the latest information on new resources, lesson plans, workshops, and other news through our free monthly e-newsletter, BardNotes , especially designed for K-12 educators. Ideas created by today's classroom teachers. Other Resources "Making a Scene" Blog for Teachers Join the conversation about best practices in teaching Shakespeare, trends in education, and information on Folger programs and activities. Glossary of Shkspr's Words. Timeline of Plays.