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A Survey of Shakespeare's Plays (Free Course)

Brandeis University - a course on Shakespeare's career

"This is a course on Shakespeare's career, given at Brandeis University in the spring of 2010, by William Flesch.  It covers several representative plays from all four genres: comedy, tragedy, history, and romance. We consider both the similarities and differences among those genres, and how his more and more radical experimentations in genre reflect his developing thought, about theater, about time, about life, over the course of his career."

These are podcast recordings of university lectures. Content would be good for senior students wanting to fill in some more background about the author's life and work, but be aware there are frank discussions of themes. (There is also a link to a public domain collection of Shakespeare's work.)