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- Study the works of major playwrights of the English Renaissance.
- Learn about the life, works and influence of William Shakespeare.
- Discuss the characters and acts of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
- Examine themes and famous quotes from Macbeth.
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1. Hamlet: Beyond the Famous Soliloquy
To be or not to be? In this lesson, that really is the question. Watch this video to learn all about Hamlet, one of Shakespeare's great tragedies. We'll explore its plot, characters and the meaning of that famous phrase.
2. Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare's Famous Star-Crossed Lovers
Great tragedies resonate throughout time. In this lesson, we'll go over the role of fate in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. We'll explore the story of his star-crossed lovers and explain some of his most famous quotes.
3. Macbeth: Themes and Quotes from the Scottish Play
In this lesson, we'll follow how ambition shapes the events of Shakespeare's Scottish play, 'Macbeth'. We'll explore the plot, characters and supernatural elements that are characteristic of this play.
4. Characterization of Hamlet
If 'Madness in great ones must not unwatch'd go,' then you won't want to take your eyes off of this lesson! Keep reading to learn more about how Shakespeare's Hamlet offers characterization for this famously tragic prince.
5. Characters of Romeo and Juliet: Description & Analysis
The classic play 'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare has deeply impacted hearts throughout the centuries. Read on to better understand the nature and motivations of these two famous lovers.
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