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Interactive video lesson plan for: Tragic Passions from Shakespeare to Verdi

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(October 24, 2009) Stanford Associate Professor of English, Blair Hoxby discusses how dramatists and composers write tragedies, they depict strong passions like fear, rage, and pity and elusive moods like melancholy. But how they have understood the physical and psychic basis of these emotions has changed with revolutions in psychology and medicine. This class will show how understanding the emotions in historical terms can deepen our appreciation of great theater from Shakespeare to Verdi.

Stanford University:
http://www.stanford.edu/

Stanford Alumni Association:
http://www.stanfordalumni.org/

Stanford Reunion Homecoming 2009:
hhttp://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/itunes.stanford.edu.1291193237.01389400689 [iTunes Link]

Stanford University Channel on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/stanford

Tagged under: English,humanities,art,medicine,theater,philosophy,tragedy,passion,spiritual,mind,good,bad,brain,chemistry, humors,balance,nature,taboo,ancient Greek,human body,complexion,blood,yellow bile,phlegm,black bile,rape,mutilation

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