24 X 30分
Shakespeare's contributions to stage and language are unequaled. In what Professor Clare R. Kinney calls the "power and audacity of his poetry and stagecraft," Shakespeare has left audiences breathless these past four centuries. His artistry is as evident in moments of insensate rage, as when King Lear dares Nature to do her worst?Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!You cataracts and hurricanoes, spoutTill you have drenched our steeples, drowned the cocks!as it is in moments of heartbreaking tenderness, as when Othello steals a few last kisses from the sleeping and innocent wife he is about to murder for the adultery he imagines?Ah balmy breath, that doth almost persuadeJustice to break her sword! One more, one more. ?But beyond his astonishing feats of language and dramatic impact, Shakespeare also left us a legacy, crafted from his experiences and explorations, of suffering and transgression in his six great mature tragedies: Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, and Coriolanus.
2Shakespearean Tragedy in Context
3Hamlet I—"Stand and unfold yourself"
4Hamlet II—The Performance of Revenge
5Hamlet III—Difficult Women
6Hamlet IV—Uncontainable Hamlet
7Othello I—Miscegenation and Mixed Messages
8Othello II—Monstrous Births
9Othello III—"Ocular Proof"
10Othello IV—Tragic Knowledge
11 King Lear I—Kingship and Kinship
12King Lear II—"Unaccommodated Man"
13King Lear III—The Stage of Fools
14King Lear IV—"Is this the promised end?"
15Macbeth I—Desire and Equivocation
16Macbeth II—"Dispute it like a man"
17Macbeth III—Bloody Babes and Bloody Ends
18Antony and Cleopatra I—Epic Desires
19Antony and Cleopatra II—Identity Politics
20Antony and Cleopatra III—The Art of Dying
21Coriolanus I—The Loner and the Mob
22Coriolanus II—The Theater of Politics
23Coriolanus III—Mothers and Killers