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The Birth of Comedy
(The Open University (OUUK), 2014-06)
Welcome to the world of Aristophanes, ‘the father of comedy’. The rise of democracy in ancient Greece produced one of the greatest ever flowerings of culture and gave birth to history, philosophy and science.
Love and Law in Verona: Romeo and Juliet
(University of Cape Town, 2013)
Shakespeare's profound knowledge of Italy has generally been downplayed. This audio lecture discusses the historical, geographical and political aspects of this knowledge in the famous play 'Romeo and Juliet'. This resource ...
History of Reading Tutorial 2: The Reading and Reception of Literary Texts - A Case Study of Robinson Crusoe
(The Open University (OUUK), 2016-02)
How have famous books been read and received by audiences in the past? This free course, History of reading tutorial 2: The reading and reception of literary texts a case study of Robinson Crusoe, is the second tutorial ...
Approaching literature: Reading Great Expectations
(The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
This unit considers some of the different ways of reading Great Expectations, based on the type of genre the book belongs to. This is one of the most familiar and fundamental ways of approaching literary texts. The novel ...
The Phantom Cup that Comes and Goes: The Story of the Holy Grail
(Gresham College, 2014-03)
The Holy Grail conjures up images of a romantic and heroic past, of magical journeys and brave knights. What do we really know of its origin and meaning? It has entered the language as a phrase that embodies an infinitely ...