This DVD is an invaluable guide to understanding Shakespeare's tragedies. With the expert knowledge and interpretation of Professor Stanley Wells of the Shakespeare Institute, and Dr Robert Smallwood of the Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-Upon-Avon, the central themes of two of Shakespeare's works are examined.
Topics addressed include:
Macbeth: - How does the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth change? - Is there anything to admire in the character of Macbeth? - How would audiences of Shakespeare's time have reacted to the depiction of witchcraft?
King Lear: - Why is King Lear such a universal tragedy? - What is the importance of the play's subplot? - How do the characters counterbalance good and evil?