Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
This playlist brings together six courses on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The first three look at Romeo and Juliet directly, while the other three provide historical, literary and cultural context.
 
What this playlist includes:
66 lectures across 6 courses.
All resources designed and delivered by university academics and researchers.
Self-marking quizzes for all lectures, as well as an end-of-topic quiz.
Reading lists, essay questions and extension activities.
Courses and Lectures
1. Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
Prof. John Roe
York University
1.1. Sources and Inspiration – 12:07
1.2. Petrarchan Love – 11:22
1.3. The Balcony Scene – 11:41
1.4. Swordsmanship – 11:37
1.5. Mercutio – 15:54
1.6. Nurse and Friar – 11:14
1.7. Lord Capulet – 10:31
1.8. The Tomb – 17:05
2. Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
Prof. Helen Smith
York University
2.1. A Trip to the Theatre – 07:57
2.2. Love – 11:10
2.3. Books and Bookishness – 10:35
2.4. Rhetoric and Stagecraft – 10:26
2.5. Critical Reception – 16:18
3. Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
Prof. John Lennard
Independent Scholar
3.2. Queen Mab – 09:27
3.3. Three Women – 12:33
3.4. The Mock Death – 07:31
3.5. Audiences and Adaptations – 12:09
4. Shakespeare on Stage
Prof. Tiffany Stern
Royal Holloway, London
4.1. Parts and Rehearsals – 11:24
4.2. Parts of the Theatre – 05:33
4.3. Props – 07:15
4.4. Shakespeare's Theatres – 10:28
4.5. Shakespeare's Actors – 06:21
4.6. Time in Shakespeare – 11:18
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