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

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616)

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. Very little is known about William Shakespeare’s personal life and that is the … Continue reading WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616)

ENGLISH LITERATURE IN THE RENAISSANCE

Literature   “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves” – William Shakespeare Brief General outlook – from Humanism to Renaissance  The Renaissance was a … Continue reading ENGLISH LITERATURE IN THE RENAISSANCE

LITERATURE IN THE MIDDLE AGES

GENERAL OUTLOOK   The Middle Ages, if compared to the age of the great Viking invasions, can be considered a time of relative stability that favoured artistic development. The general … Continue reading LITERATURE IN THE MIDDLE AGES

GEOFFREY CHAUCER (approx. 1340-1400)

  BIOGRAPHY Geoffrey Chaucer came from a family that belonged to the urban middle class and yet benefitted from the Crown’s trust. Indeed he was appointed to many official charges … Continue reading GEOFFREY CHAUCER (approx. 1340-1400)