- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 55
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works
Course SummaryReview 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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- Comprehensive test covering all topics
- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help understanding material from Shakespeare will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:
- Have fallen behind in understanding Shakespeare's sonnets, histories, tragedies, comedies or any other Shakespeare topic.
- Need an efficient way to learn Shakespeare.
- Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
- Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
- Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
- Missed class time and need to catch up.
- Can't access extra English learning resources at school.
How It Works:
- Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
- Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Confirm your understanding through lesson quizzes and chapter exams.
- Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Shakespeare final exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
In this course, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What was life like in Elizabethan England?
- What are some of the characteristics of Renaissance literature?
- Which poetic devices are found in Shakespeare's sonnets?
- What are some of the reoccurring themes in Hamlet?
- What is the source of conflict in Romeo and Juliet?
- Who are the key players in Macbeth?
- What is the significance of the fool in King Lear?
- What was the historical source for Julius Caesar?
- Who are the main characters in The Merchant of Venice?
- What other tragedies did Shakespeare write?
- How historically accurate are plays like Henry IV and Richard III?
- What are some of the key quotes in A Midsummer Night's Dream?
- What role does magic play in The Tempest?
- How do some of Shakespeare's other comedies end?
- What influence did Shakespeare have on art and literature?
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