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Ch 8: Shakespearean Tragedies Study Guide

About This Chapter

The Shakespearean Tragedies chapter of this Shakespeare Study Guide course is the simplest way to master Shakespearean tragedies. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of Shakespearean tragedies.

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 Shakespearean tragedies like Antony and Cleopatra and Titus Andronicus.
  • Need an efficient way to learn Shakespearean tragedies.
  • 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.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Shakespearean Tragedies chapter exam.

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 Shakespearean Tragedies chapter 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.

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?

5 Lessons in Chapter 8: Shakespearean Tragedies Study Guide
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Othello: Racism and Shakespeare

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.

Shakespeare's Venus And Adonis: Summary & Analysis

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.

Shakespeare's Tragedy Plays: Elements & Structure

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.

Shakespeare's Antony And Cleopatra: Summary & Analysis

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.

Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus: Summary & Analysis

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. Learn more about 'Titus Andronicus' and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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