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Shakespeare's Tragedies and an Acting Lesson

Season 1 Episode 15

About the Episode

Shakespeare's tragedies...were tragic. But they had some jokes. They also changed the way tragedies were written. Characters like Hamlet, Macbeth, and King Lear had tragic outcomes, but they were sympathetic characters in a lot of ways. This was a big change from the way Seneca and the Greeks wrote tragedies, and it caught on.

Aired: 05/24/18 | Expires: | Runtime: 11m 29s