The DVD Super Pack contains Modules 1 through 8.
Why was Hamlet such a dork? Find out the backstory with The Standard Deviants: Shakespeare Tragedies: Origins and Style
. This video makes it fun to learn the long pedigree of William Shakespeare's greatest plays, using dramatizations from the great tragedies, conceptual overviews by professors, and illustrative skits featuring the usual Standard Deviants gang of wisenheimers. Learn about the birth of tragedy in ancient Greece, how the Bard came to write (and act in) his plays in Elizabethan London, what makes a tragic figure tick, the nitty-gritty on blank verse, and more. It won't substitute for reading the plays--or, better still, seeing them performed in their entirety--but it'll definitely give you an insider's edge when you're studying for the big test. --Rob Lightner