Shakespeare: Context and Stagecraft


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Course overview

Course type
Free trial availiable
2 hours
Course author
Gordon McMullan


Explore Shakespeare’s stagecraft through three of his most well-known plays: Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth.
Study fascinating theatrical and social contexts that shaped Shakespeare’s plays

On this course, you’ll explore the language, themes, and contexts of three of Shakespeare’s most widely studied and frequently performed plays.

You’ll consider the different performance choices they offer and learn about the theatrical practices that influenced Shakespeare’s stagecraft.

This course will complement curriculums across the globe while offering students the chance to delve deeper into areas that schools often don’t have time to cover, such as performance, dramaturgy, and context.

The course can be taken remotely by an entire class, offering students the option to learn together during the disruption of their studies due to COVID-19.

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