Hodge's conjectural Globe reconstruction
British Literature

How Were Shakespeare’s Plays Performed?

October 11, 2019

You’ve likely seen a performance of Macbeth or Romeo and Juliet, but how were Shakespeare’s plays performed back in his own time? Gain an intimate look at the eclectic audiences as well as what the stages physically looked like, getting a sense of what it was like to actually watch one of Shakespeare’s plays as it was performed hundreds of years ago. […]

Image of Thomas Hardy taken between 1910 and 1915
British Literature

Victorian Writers and Critics Clashed over Content—Who Won?

February 25, 2019

The late Victorian period is known for great literary talent and the controversies that embroiled it. For example, authors and critics clashed over the depictions of sexuality and of unhappy marriages in print and on the stage. But is it really true that there is no bad PR? […]

World Literature

The Great Books: How Many Have You Read?

June 26, 2018

What are “The Great Books”? Professor Rufus J. Fears took up this question in “Life Lessons from The Great Books” and came up with this list. How many have you read? Are there any books you would add? See the whole list on The Great Courses Daily! […]

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