This free course from the University of London explores critical thinking, and the interpretation of texts, through the Shakespeare authorship question. Using doubt about Shakespeare’s authorship as our playground, we will explore the key concept of authorship attribution, while developing skills in literary analysis, interpretation, and argument. Through forensic exploration of key texts, you will learn why Shakespeare’s authorship is questioned, and what evidence is cited on both sides of the debate.
Introduction to Who Wrote ShakespeareUniversity of London
About this Course
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Understanding the Question
The Man and the Author
The Evidence from Stratford-upon-Avon
The First Folio as Proof of Authorship
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TOP REVIEWS FROM INTRODUCTION TO WHO WROTE SHAKESPEARE
A very well done, interesting and thought-provoking course that not only teaches the basics of the "non-Stratfordian" approach to the study of Shakespeare, but also encourages critical thinking.
Fascinating subject. The content of this course is offered no where else. The course is well organized and presented with enthusiasm by Dr. Barber
Great Course with many interesting and innovative concepts. Thanks to all the folks who must have worked hard and long to put this course on the internet. Dr Quincy
This was an extremely interesting course. I loved that it questioned traditional thinking. I truly believe that more courses like this should exist. Excellent
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