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Professor Peter Saccio, Ph.D.

Professor Peter Saccio
  • Dartmouth College
  • Princeton University
Shakespeare found brilliant ways to make the complex inner self speak.

Dr. Peter Saccio is Leon D. Black Professor of Shakespearean Studies and Professor of English Emeritus at Dartmouth College. He also served as a visiting professor at Wesleyan University and at University College in London. He earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University.

At Dartmouth, Professor Saccio was honored with the J. Kenneth Huntington Memorial Award for Outstanding Teaching.

Professor Saccio is the author of Shakespeare’s English Kings, which has become a classic in its field. He is also the editor of Thomas Middleton’s comedy A Mad World, My Masters, for the Oxford Complete Works of Thomas Middleton.

Professor Saccio is also an accomplished actor and theatrical director. He directed productions of Twelfth Night, Macbeth, and Cymbeline, and devised and directed several programs of scenes from Shakespeare and from modern British drama. His acting credits include the Shakespearean roles of Casca, Angelo, Bassanio, and Henry IV, as well as various parts in the ancient and modern plays.

Testimonials

"Professor Saccio's love affair with Shakespeare resounds clearly through all his talks. His enthusiasm is infectious; it is serious but relieved with humour and asides where appropriate."

 

"Dr. Saccio's analysis is brilliant! I have studied Shakespeare for four decades, and finally someone offers the keys and insights I've been seeking. It's like a Rosetta Stone."

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17 Courses and Sets

  1. Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies

    Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies

    Peter Saccio
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $374.95 $199.95$374.95
    Professor Peter Saccio—an award-winning Ivy League Professor of Shakespeare studies—is your guide for this marvelous exploration of 15 of Shakespeare's greatest plays. Learn how our most abundant poet and dramatist has been moving, delighting, and enlightening readers and audiences for 400 years, with no end in sight.
  2. Shakespeare: The Word and the Action

    Shakespeare: The Word and the Action

    Peter Saccio
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    Teaching as a trained actor and director as well as a scholar, and assisted by two additional actors, Professor Peter Saccio explores selected works by Shakespeare. You will be entertained and informed as you analyze how Shakespeare used the resources of the English language and the Elizabethan theater to scale artistic heights never matched before or since.
  3. Modern British Drama Sale

    Modern British Drama

    Peter Saccio
    Save up to $74.00 Starting at $15.95 $15.95 $15.95$15.95
    Waiting for Godot. The Importance of Being Earnest. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Since Shakespeare's time, no period has produced more brilliant and varied theater in Great Britain than its last 100 years. For Modern British Drama, Professor Peter Saccio has selected the major British playwrights of the past century to cover: Wilde, Shaw, Coward, Beckett, Osborne, Pinter, Stoppard, Churchill, and Hare....
  4. (Set) Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies & Dante's  Divine Comedy   Set

    (Set) Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies & Dante's Divine Comedy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Read between the lines of enduring masterpieces by two of Western civilization's greatest writers in this illuminating course set. Start by exploring Dante's great work of spiritual and medieval poetry in Dante's Divine Comedy. Then, in Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies, get an introduction to some of the hallmark plays of William Shakespeare and discover exactly what makes him the definitive author of...
  5. (Set) Shakespeare: The Word and The Action & Life and Work of Mark Twain  Set

    (Set) Shakespeare: The Word and The Action & Life and Work of Mark Twain

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  6. (Set) Greek Tragedy/Shakespeare: The Word and the Action  Set

    (Set) Greek Tragedy/Shakespeare: The Word and the Action

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  7. (Set) The English Novel & Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies  Set

    (Set) The English Novel & Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
  8. (Set) Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies & Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning  Set

    (Set) Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies & Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies takes you to the vibrant heart of 15 of the Bard's most masterful plays, including Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, The Taming of the Shrew, and King Lear. Afterward, strengthen your own ability to successfully argue your views and ideas in Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition.
  9. (Set) Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies & Shakespeare: The Word and the Action  Set

    (Set) Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies & Shakespeare: The Word and the Action

    Peter Saccio
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Learn new ways to read Shakespeare's masterpieces with the guidance of actor and award-winning Professor Peter Saccio. Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies takes you to the vibrant heart of 15 of the Bard's most masterful plays. Shakespeare: The Word and the Action teaches you how to approach the playwright's works with a keen ear for their language, style, and contexts.
  10. (Set) Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies & Shakespeare's Tragedies  Set

    (Set) Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies & Shakespeare's Tragedies

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Learn new ways to read the masterpieces of Western literature's greatest writer with this two-course set on the works and genius of William Shakespeare. In Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies, actor and award-winning Professor Peter Saccio introduces the plays of Shakespeare and explains the achievement that makes them invaluable parts of the Western literary canon. Then, in Shakespeare's Tragedies,...
  11. (Set) Classics of American Literature & Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies  Set

    (Set) Classics of American Literature & Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $599.90 Starting at $599.90 $1,124.90 $599.90$1,124.90
  12. (Set)  Your Personal Guide to Understanding the Arts Set

    (Set) Your Personal Guide to Understanding the Arts

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $2,444.65 Starting at $2,444.65 $2,879.65 $2,444.65$2,879.65
    Whether you live, eat, and breathe the arts, or just go to concerts or museums on occasion, this seven-set series is for you. From Music to Opera, to the finest paintings and artists in the world, this collection covers everything you need to know to become a connoisseur of culture. At the completion, you will have a refined appreciation for all of the important pieces that have changed our world.
  13. (Set) How to Read and Understand Shakespeare & William Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies  Set

    (Set) How to Read and Understand Shakespeare & William Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Learn the tools to understand any Shakespeare play and explore 15 of Shakespeare's greatest plays in the company of an award-winning professor, actor, and director in this all-Shakespeare set. First, in How to Read and Understand Shakespeare, Professor Marc C. Conner gives you a set of more than 40 interpretive tools, drawn from the texts themselves, that give you direct insight into Shakespeare's plays. Then, in...
  14. (Set) William Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies & How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition  Set

    (Set) William Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies & How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $549.90 Starting at $549.90 $1,074.90 $549.90$1,074.90
    In this illuminating course set, explore how Western literature's greatest writer and classical music's most revered composers created captivating, timeless works. Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies introduces you to some of the Bard's hallmark plays and explains the achievement that makes him such an iconic author. How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition takes you inside musical...
  15. History of World Literature; C Set

    History of World Literature; C

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $2,249.65 Starting at $2,249.65 $3,169.65 $2,249.65$3,169.65
    With this engrossing seven-course set, develop an extraordinary familiarity with the authors and works that have defined human civilization—all without reading hundreds of thousands of pages! Explore literary masterpieces from around the world with Classics of American Literature, Classics of Russian Literature, Classics of British Literature, and The History of World Literature. Then delve into iconic works...
  16. (Set)  How to Read Shakespeare & Shakespeare: The Word Set

    (Set) How to Read Shakespeare & Shakespeare: The Word

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  17. (Set) History of the English Language, 2nd Edition & William Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies  Set

    (Set) History of the English Language, 2nd Edition & William Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $749.90 $399.90$749.90
    Discover the origins of the English language and learn how Western civilization's greatest writer used it to create some of literature's most profound masterpieces in this two-course set. In The History of the English Language, 2nd Edition, investigate the remarkable history of English from the powerful prose of the medieval King Alfred to the modern-day sermons of Martin Luther King Jr. Then, in Shakespeare:...