Insults by Shakespeare [6:23]

Description

This video covers the context, textual analysis, and history of Shakespeare’s plays.  As the title suggests, it focuses on the use of insults in comedy, drama, and generally setting the mood.  It focuses on specific dialogues in Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet.

Discussion Questions

  • How can insults be used to either lighten and darken the mood of a scene?
  • What are some other examples of insults in Shakespeare or modern TV Series?

Keywords:  Shakespeare, insults, literature, comedy, jokes, plays

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