Just the Facts: Understanding Shakespeare (4 Pack)
Understanding Shakespeare - 4 Volume Set Everyone should be familiar with the timeless works of William Shakespeare.‚àö‚Ä¢‚àö√§ Now with Understanding Shakespeare, everyone can!‚àö‚Ä¢‚àö√§ This Tragedy Series brings four of Shakespeare‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s greatest plays to life, with the skilled help of classically trained actors and internationally renowned Shakespearean scholars.‚àö‚Ä¢‚àö√§ Key scenes are acted, analyzed and interpreted throughout the plays.‚àö‚Ä¢‚àö√§ Insightful comments help explain meaning, characters, motives, background action and plot.‚àö‚Ä¢‚àö√§ Whether or nor you‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢ve read Shakespeare before, this program is the best way to understand, appreciate and enjoy the majesty of his greatest tragedies. Hamlet Considered by many authorities as Shakespeare‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s greatest play, Hamlet may also be the most representative character in all-dramatic literature.‚àö‚Ä¢‚àö√§ It‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s a classic tragedy of a young prince torn by indecision.‚àö‚Ä¢‚àö√§ ‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚àö√µ‚àö√®To be or not to be? That is the question‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚Ç¨√π for a grief-stricken hero caught in the toils of countless dangers.‚àö‚Ä¢‚àö√§ Revenge, nobility, and honor are the quintessential elements of one of Shakespeare‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s great masterworks. MacBethDid you know that popular phrases ‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚àö√µ‚àö√®sound and fury‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚Ç¨√π ‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚àö√µ‚àö√®primrose way‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚Ç¨√π and ‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚àö√µ‚àö√®the milk of human kindness‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚Ç¨√π are taken from MacBeth?‚àö‚Ä¢‚àö√§ Shakespeare‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s classic tragedy tells the story of a good man gone bad, driven to murder by ‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚àö√µ‚àö√®ugly ambition‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚Ç¨√π and fueled by a power-hungry wife.‚àö‚Ä¢‚àö√§ MacBeth‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s desire to fulfill his prophecies of greatness ‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚àö√µ‚àö√≠ foretold by three witches ‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚àö√µ‚àö√≠ ultimately leads to wicked acts and his eventual downfall. Othello Othello presents the timeless battle of good versus evil.‚àö‚Ä¢‚àö√§ The sinister Iago is pitted against Othello, a man of honor.‚àö‚Ä¢‚àö√§ Yet Othello ‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚àö√µ‚àö√®loved not wisely, but too well,‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚Ç¨√π perhaps his tragic flaw.‚àö‚Ä¢‚àö√§ Iago, the classic Shakespearean antagonist, manipulates Othello‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s trust until it becomes a fit of deadly jealousy and rage that causes him to murder his loving wife Desdemona.‚àö‚Ä¢‚àö√§ Shakespeare‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s display of dramatic, situational and verbal irony makes Othello one of his most fascinating works. Romeo and JulietAlthough Romeo and Juliet is based on the long-standing hatred between two families, it‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s a tale of ‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚àö√µ‚àö√®star-crossed lovers‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚Ç¨√π is perhaps the greatest tragic love story in English literature.‚àö‚Ä¢‚àö√§ In their heedless passion for each other, Romeo and Juliet defy the rules of their world to be together.‚àö‚Ä¢‚àö√§ The Capulets and Montagues, warring families of Verona, are ultimately united by Romeo and Juliet‚Äö√Ñ‚àû‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s doomed relationship. A classic story that has since seen many modern interpretations.