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Students will review:
In this chapter, you'll learn the answer to questions including:
- What are the typical elements and structure of Shakespeare's tragic plays?
- In what ways is racism present in Othello?
- What are the main plot points in Antony and Cleopatra?
- How are the themes of Titus Andronicus conveyed?
- Who are the main characters in Coriolanus?
- How are love and tragedy entwined in Venus and Adonis?
- Which characters drive the action in Cymbeline?
- Who is Timon of Athens?
- What are the points Shakespeare is making in Troilus and Cressida?
1. Othello: Racism and Shakespeare
In this video, we'll give an overview of the plot of Shakespeare's 'Othello.' We'll discuss the motivations of his wicked ensign, Iago, and address the racial issues brought to light by Shakespeare's writing.
2. Shakespeare's Venus And Adonis: Summary & Analysis
Venus and Adonis is a poem written by William Shakespeare. It is a story about the Greek goddess of love and her attraction to a man on Earth. Learn more about the story of Venus and Adonis and test your knowledge with a quiz.
3. Shakespeare's Tragedy Plays: Elements & Structure
William Shakespeare is one of the most popular writers of all time. Many of the plays written by Shakespeare are known as tragedies. Learn more about Shakespeare's writings, including their elements and structure, and test your knowledge with a quiz.
4. Shakespeare's Antony And Cleopatra: Summary & Analysis
In this lesson, you'll learn about the tragic love affair between Mark Antony and Cleopatra and the historical context in which it takes place. You'll also explore an analysis of this Shakespearean tragedy.
5. Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus: Summary & Analysis
''Titus Andronicus'' is one of William Shakespeare's less popular plays. It differs from many of Shakespeare's popular stories and is filled with violence and corruption.
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Other chapters within the Shakespeare Study Guide course
- Shakespeare Overview Study Guide
- Shakespearean Sonnets Study Guide
- Hamlet Study Guide
- Macbeth Study Guide
- King Lear Study Guide
- Romeo and Juliet Study Guide
- Julius Caesar Study Guide
- Shakespearean Histories Study Guide
- A Midsummer Night's Dream Study Guide
- The Tempest Study Guide
- Shakespearean Comedies Study Guide