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he Renaissance and Shakespeare. Instructor: Prof. Shormishtha Panja, Department of English, University of Delhi. The course will have modules on the Renaissance in Europe and Shakespeare's life and works.

The lecture on the Renaissance will look at different aspects of the age, such as the major thinkers and philosophers of the age, developments in the field of visual arts and science, and the position of women in the Renaissance. The lecture on Shakespeare's life and times talks about his birth, his schooling, his career on stage and situates the playwright in the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods in England. A number of major plays by Shakespeare will be discussed in detail: Othello and Macbeth among the tragedies and A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night among the comedies. In addition there are lectures on Shakespeare's History plays and the Romances or Last Plays. (from nptel.ac.in)

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  • Lecture 01 – The Renaissance: An Introduction Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – The Renaissance: An Introduction (cont.) Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Shakespeare’s Life and Times Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Shakespeare’s, William Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice Performance Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – Shakespeare’s, William Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice Panel Discussion Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – Othello Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Othello (cont.) Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Lecture on A Midsummer Night’s Dream Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream Performance Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream Panel Discussion Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Shakespeare’s History Plays Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – Lecture on Macbeth Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Shakespeare’s Romances or the Last Plays Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – Twelfth Night Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – Whose Shakespeares? Colonial Encounters/Post Colonial Negotiations Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – Global Shakespeare Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – Global Shakespeare (cont.) Unlimited

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