Video Lesson on LITERATURE IN THE MIDDLE AGES

In this video lesson I discuss the different poetic genres and the theatre that developed during Medieval Times thanks to their relative economic and political stability.
It illustrates the characteristics of the Medieval Ballad, the Narrative Poem and, as far as the theatre is concerned, the Miracle Plays, the Pageant, the Morality Plays and, finally, the Interlude.

The Handkerchief in Othello

Video Lesson n. 2 – Excerpts Taken from “Othello”, W. Shakespeare

Reading and anlysis of three important moments of the tragedy that will climax in Desdemona’s murder, one of the most famous literary femicides underlining women’s subordinate role in society then as today.

Othello and Desdemona

Video Lesson n. 1 – Excerpts Taken From “Othello”, W. Shakespeare

Reading and anlysis of three important moments of the tragedy that will climax in Desdemona’s murder, one of the most famous literary femicides underlining women’s subordinate role in society then as today.

Othello and Desdemona

Excerpts taken from “Othello”, W. Shakespeare

A Brief Summary of the Plot Othello, also known as the Moor, is a well reputed general. He falls in love and marries Desdemona, a Venetian noblewoman. Her choice to … Continue reading Excerpts taken from “Othello”, W. Shakespeare

Video Lesson n. 2 – William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

The topic discussed in this second video on the English bard is his tragedies and comedies, moreover the reasons that make him and his art immortal and universal. Image taken … Continue reading Video Lesson n. 2 – William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Video Lesson n. 1 – William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

The topic of discussion in this group of video lessons is William Shakespeare, true talent, as it often happens, is revealed by uniqueness. This is definately the case with this … Continue reading Video Lesson n. 1 – William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Video Lesson n. 2 – English Literature in the Renaissance

In this second video lesson on English Literature in the Renaissance I analyse poetry and drama describing the specific peculiarities that make both unique. © L. R. Capuana

Video Lesson n. 3 on The Tudor Dinasty – Edward VII and Mary I

In this third video lesson on The Tudor Dinasty I outline how King Henry VIII, after the schism with the Catholic Church, succeeded in securing the Tudor dinasty and briefly … Continue reading Video Lesson n. 3 on The Tudor Dinasty – Edward VII and Mary I

Video Lesson n. 1 on The Tudor Dinasty – Henry VII

This is the first of a series of short video lessons dedicated to The Tudor Dinasty. I strongly recommend you study attentively the notes on this chapter regarding the Hundred … Continue reading Video Lesson n. 1 on The Tudor Dinasty – Henry VII