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Shakespeare Study Guide

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  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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    Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works

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Review essential Shakespeare plays and sonnets with this convenient Shakespeare Study Guide course. Access the course at any time to prepare for upcoming tests, catch up on missed class information or bring up your grades.
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Ch 1. Shakespeare Overview Study Guide {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[35924].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1231].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1231].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Queen Elizabeth I and England's Golden Age Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1144].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1144].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Introduction to Renaissance Literature: Characterizing Authors and Works Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1281].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1281].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - What Is a Figure of Speech? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22081].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22081].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: History & Facts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6386].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6386].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Shakespearean Vocabulary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294247].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294247].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 2. Shakespearean Sonnets Study Guide {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[35925].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Shakespearean Sonnet: Form, Structure & Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7362].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7362].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Shakespeare's Sonnets: Reading and Interpreting the Major Poems Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1242].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1242].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Shakespeare's Sonnet 18: Summary, Theme & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7377].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7377].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Shakespeare's Sonnet 116: Summary, Analysis & Interpretation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7359].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7359].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Shakespeare's Sonnet 130: Summary, Tone & Literary Devices Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7333].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7333].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - English Sonnet: Definition, Rhyme Scheme, Structure & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15369].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15369].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 4. Macbeth Study Guide {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[35927].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Macbeth: Themes and Quotes from the Scottish Play Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1240].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1240].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Macduff in Macbeth: Traits, Character Analysis & Monologue Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7342].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7342].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Banquo in Macbeth: Character Analysis, Death & Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7352].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7352].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Lady Macbeth: Quotes & Character Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7389].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7389].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Malcolm in Macbeth: Traits, Character Analysis & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7340].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7340].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - King Duncan in Macbeth: Character Analysis, Murder & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7349].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7349].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - The Witches in Macbeth: Quotes, Analysis & Prophecy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7369].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7369].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Hyperbole in Macbeth Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[140308].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[140308].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Alliteration in Macbeth Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141948].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141948].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 6. Romeo and Juliet Study Guide {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[35929].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare's Famous Star-Crossed Lovers Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1233].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1233].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Character of Benvolio: Traits, Analysis & Profile Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7151].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7151].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Character of Tybalt: Profile, Traits & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7157].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7157].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet: Character Analysis, Personality & Traits Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7144].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7144].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Queen Mab from Romeo and Juliet: Analysis, Description & Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7160].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7160].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet: Soliloquy & Letter to Romeo Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7143].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7143].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Balcony Scene in Romeo and Juliet: Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7148].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7148].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - The Montague Family: History & Family Tree Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7147].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7147].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - The Capulet Family: Family Tree & Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7141].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7141].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - Characters of Romeo and Juliet: Description & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7149].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7149].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 8. Shakespearean Tragedies Study Guide {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[35931].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Othello: Racism and Shakespeare Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1238].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1238].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Shakespeare's Venus And Adonis: Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7152].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7152].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Shakespeare's Tragedy Plays: Elements & Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7155].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7155].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Shakespeare's Antony And Cleopatra: Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7156].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7156].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus: Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7145].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7145].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 11. The Tempest Study Guide {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[35934].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - The Tempest: Colonialism and Magic in Shakespeare Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1241].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1241].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Shakespeare's The Tempest: Summary, Characters & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6406].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6406].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Shakespeare's Prospero: Character Analysis, Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7142].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7142].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Shakespeare's Caliban: Character Analysis, Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7138].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7138].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Miranda in The Tempest: Traits & Character Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7366].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7366].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Ferdinand in The Tempest: Traits & Character Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7391].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7391].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Ariel in The Tempest: Traits & Character Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7357].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7357].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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