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- Shakespeare's life and works
- Romeo and Juliet
- A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Julius Caesar
- Twelfth Night
1. Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works
This video provides a crash course introduction to William Shakespeare's life, plays, and poetry. From 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' to 'The Tempest', we'll give you a timeline of his works and quick descriptions of what you need to know to identify them.
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. A Midsummer Night's Dream: Summary, Quotes and Characters
In this lesson, you'll learn about how love goes awry when magic interferes with the crazy exploits of a group of young Athenians, some fairies and some amateur actors in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
4. Julius Caesar: Shakespeare's Play vs. History
In this lesson, we'll examine Shakespeare's take on the life of Julius Caesar, which spawned such famous quotes as 'Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears!' and 'Et tu, Brute!' We'll also take a look at Brutus and Cassius, the conspirators who plotted Caesar's demise, as well as Mark Antony and Octavius, who remained loyal.
5. Twelfth Night: Themes, Quotes and Cross-Dressing Characters
In this lesson, we'll outline the interplay between love and deception in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. We'll go over plot, characters, and figure out what Shakespeare's cross-dressing heroine Viola means in the context of love.
6. Henry Vaughan: Biography & Poems
Henry Vaughan is a metaphysical poet whose work has often been overshadowed by that of the better-known George Herbert. Still, Vaughan is an original poet with a fresh, strong voice. In this lesson we will look at influences on his writing.
7. Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Character Traits & Analysis
In this lesson, you will learn who Puck is, and what his role is in Shakespeare's play, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' Take a look at the character traits and analysis, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.
8. Rude Mechanicals in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
What are rude mechanicals? Unfortunately, they are not ill-tempered robots, as the name might suggest. However, the rude mechanicals are still an essential part of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' In this lesson, we'll identify the members of the group and discuss the comedic role the rude mechanicals play.
9. Shakespeare's The Taming Of The Shrew: Summary & Analysis
'The Taming of the Shrew' is one of Shakespeare's most loved comedies! It's the story of a strong-minded woman, Katharina, who yields to an equally stubborn man. Once again, Shakespeare explores the arena of love, delighting audiences throughout the centuries.
10. Star-Crossed Lovers: Definition, Archetype & Role in Shakespeare
'Star-crossed lovers' is a term first coined by William Shakespeare in his popular play 'Romeo and Juliet.' When most people think of star-crossed lovers, they think of William Shakespeare. Learn more about the term and test your knowledge with a quiz.
11. Thane of Glamis: Meaning in Macbeth, Overview
In this lesson, we will consider the term 'Thane of Glamis,' its meaning and its implications in Shakespeare's play, Macbeth. You will then be asked to take a short quiz to test your understanding of the concepts.
12. The Merchant Of Venice: Summary, Analysis & Characters
In this lesson, we explore Shakespeare's play, 'The Merchant of Venice,' and observe a cold-hearted villain, true friendship, and a test of love. In the end, the wise actions of Portia, a sought-after bachelorette, save the day.
13. Two Gentlemen Of Verona: Summary & Characters
In this lesson, you will learn about Shakespeare's play 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' and the relationships between the characters whose antics create the comically disturbing plot of the play. Meet the characters and follow the plot to the happy ending.
14. The Mismeasure of Man Summary
This lesson will give you an overview of Stephen J. Gould's The Mismeasure of Man, which summarizes and critiques the use of various methods to measure the mental capacity and worth of humans.
15. The History of Sexuality Summary
Michel Foucault's three-volume study ''The History of Sexuality'' upended traditional notions of sexuality by arguing that prior centuries did not repress sex but instead discussed it constantly, albeit in highly regulated fashion.
16. The Communist Manifesto: Definition & Quotes
''The Communist Manifesto'' is a short but dense critique of the economics of capitalism written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in 1848. It proposes an alternative to bourgeois capitalism, which is a revolutionary collective economy led by the working classes. This system is known today as communism. Here are some definitions and quotes from this extremely important text.
17. When Was the Communist Manifesto Written?
'The Communist Manifesto' is a political pamphlet that analyzes society, politics, and class. Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx, two extremely influential philosophers of the time, were responsible for this work.
18. Charles Darwin's The Descent of Man Summary
This lesson presents a comprehensive summary of 'The Descent of Man' published by Charles Darwin in 1871. In the book, Darwin expands on his theories first presented in 'On the Origin of Species.'
19. Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan: Summary, Quotes & Analysis
Thomas Hobbes, in his treatise Leviathan, discussed what he believes are the downfalls of government, and how humans can achieve the perfect commonwealth. This lesson will summarize it and offer some quotes and analysis.
20. The Voyage of the Beagle Summary
~'The Voyage of the Beagle,~' made up of the notes and letters Charles Darwin collected on his five-year voyage to South America, Australia, and Africa, shows us how the famed naturalist developed the ideas that would change the face of science forever.
21. The Elementary Forms of Religious Life Summary
''The Elementary Forms of Religious Life'' is a book written by Emile Durkheim in 1912. It was a sociological perspective on primitive religion from our earliest history.
22. Dramatic Irony in Oedipus Rex: Quotes & Examples
'Oedipus Rex' is a play known for its countless examples of dramatic irony. In this lesson, we'll learn the definition of dramatic irony and look at some of those moments in the play.
23. Symbolism in Oedipus the King
In this lesson we'll explore three prominent symbols in Sophocles's Greek tragedy 'Oedipus the King:' eyes, the crossroads, and Oedipus's ankles. These symbols contribute to the themes of the play.
24. On the Origin of Species Summary
In this lesson we'll learn about Charles Darwin's influential book 'On the Origin of Species.' We'll examine the historical context surrounding the book and summarize Darwin's central points. We'll understand how and why this book has impacted society.
25. Witchcraft, Oracles, and Magic Among the Azande Summary
This lesson presents a summary of E. E. Evans-Pritchard's ethnographic study, Witchcraft, Oracles, and Magic Among the Azande. The study examines the impact of witchcraft in a Sudanese community.
26. Guns, Germs, and Steel Book Summary
This lesson is a summary of Jared Diamond's book, 'Guns, Germs and Steel'. In this lesson, Diamond's anthropological theory-- that history unfolds upon differently for people based upon their geographic location-- will be discussed.
27. The Prince by Machiavelli: Quotes & Explanations
Niccolo Machiavelli dedicates 'The Prince' to Lorenzo de' Medici, and he offers this book of advice in an effort to gain favor with the ruler. Machiavelli offers logical, but often ruthless, advice on politics in this fascinating work from the 16th century.
28. Why Did Machiavelli Write The Prince?
This lesson examines Niccolò Machiavelli's reasons for writing 'The Prince'. The book is considered by many to be the first work on the topic of modern political theory, and Machiavelli's own political ambitions were behind the creation of the work.
29. Lewis Henry Morgan: Theory & Biography
In this lesson, you'll learn about Lewis Henry Morgan, the American anthropologist who studied native populations around the world to form his famous theories on social evolution in the 1800s.
30. Death Without Weeping Summary
In this lesson, we will summarize the article 'Death Without Weeping,' in which Nancy Scheper-Hughes discusses her experiences and research regarding the high infant mortality rate in the shantytown Bom Jesus da Mata in Brazil.
31. A Brief History of Time: Summary & Quotes
In 1988, Stephen Hawking tried and succeeded in making physics and how everything in the universe works much more understandable. This lesson gives a chapter by chapter overview of ''A Brief History of Time'' as well as important quotations from the book.
32. Who Wrote A Brief History of Time?
Stephen Hawking is one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists in history. His book, ''A Brief History of Time'' is a modern classic that presents complex cosmological topics in an easy to understand format for the everyday reader.
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