Feb 21, 2018
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
Feb 18, 2019
This was an extremely interesting course. I loved that it questioned traditional thinking. I truly believe that more courses like this should exist. Excellent
By Brian R M•
Mar 03, 2018
This is an excellent course on a fascinating topic which, even though I have read several books on the subject still came up with much information and insight. It has encouraged me to explore further avenues regarding the authorship, hopefully with an open mind which is the main requisite
By Molly W•
Mar 14, 2018
I've been researching this topic privately for a decade. It was immensely useful for me to take this basics course which reinforced my understanding of the fundamental facts of the case, and helped me to root my own inquiry in the conversation at large.
By Jafor I•
Mar 17, 2018
Knowing all of these authorship questions just makes Shakespeare more interesting! Encourages you to read him more carefully! No matter which alternate author you become drawn too, you will not relate Shakespeare's writings to 'Shakspere' any more.
By Ivy A D S•
Aug 18, 2019
What I learnt most was the art of approaching any topic of study with an open mind rather than with presets. It helps open up a world of possibilities and endless discoveries for me the perpetual learner.
By Carmen m S•
Sep 05, 2019
The course was fantastic! I did this not really knowing what I was getting into, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I cannot wait to start another course.
By Francis M•
Mar 20, 2018
Fascinating subject. The content of this course is offered no where else. The course is well organized and presented with enthusiasm by Dr. Barber
By Raquel V•
Mar 01, 2019
Critical thinking is modeled while examining the evidence in favor and agaist the authorship doubt regarding the Shakespeare's plays.
By david b p•
Mar 13, 2018
Excellent! advances the position that the Authorship Question is a valid and necessary subject for Academic research!
By Walter R T•
Mar 18, 2018
I really enjoyed this course, and appreciate all the time and effort from everyone involved. Thank you.
By Carol P•
Mar 20, 2018
This pioneering course was well worth the time spent. Thank you to Dr Ros Barber and all the team
By Addison J•
Nov 02, 2019
It was refreshing to see the authorship question seriously examined. Most teachers disregard it.
By Andrea C•
Dec 27, 2018
The course is very well organized and all the contents are extremely well structured!
By Walnea C•
May 08, 2018
the issues are really interesting and well explained and supported and developed.
By kamaljeet s s•
Jul 12, 2018
knowledge is the power ,enjoyed this course .something totally different .
By Judith P•
Mar 18, 2018
Really interesting. I am inspired to look into this subject more deeply.
By Alex R•
Oct 24, 2019
Excellent course. Very well prepared and wonderfully interesting
By Lexi O•
Jan 03, 2019
It's a good course for beginners and you get to know new things.
By William C•
Mar 15, 2018
A very thorough introduction to the authorship question.
By Armin A•
Mar 10, 2018
Excellent presentation. Well done!
By Ana R O A•
Jan 14, 2019
Simply mind opening!
By Rob S•
Mar 16, 2018
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By Toni P•
Mar 25, 2018
This course provided some excellent, detailed material for exploring various aspects of the Shakespeare authorship question. I especially enjoyed the content of the interviews with Mark Rylance, Greg Thompson and William Leahy, partly because, on a mooc there needs to be a human dimension, but mostly because they gave thought-provoking into this issue from their own specialist and knowledgeable perspectives.
I understand why it was not possible to include material on other candidates, and internal evidence from the texts, on this course but I feel that it is difficult to avoid these two key aspects of the debate. It would be great if the University of London provided further courses in these two areas, linked to this one.
It is always good to get to know your fellow participants on the programme, and I enjoyed conversing with a number of individuals on the threads on various aspects of the SAQ. However, it was noticeable that only a small number of participants took part in these discussions. It would be worth thinking through whether there might be a better way of bringing participants together in a way which encourages everyone to exchange views and ideas, rather than just a dedicated few.
Ros Barber managed the course very well, dealing with problems effectively, and presenting the evidence in an engaging and well-conceived way. The only issue I had with the content of the course was the use of quizzes to test the memory,, and the fact that this was mainly on information which tended to be favour a non-Stratfordian perspective. I didn't feel that this was a very effective way for me to test my own critical thinking on the various matters discussed, although I understand that it would be difficult for the small team involved to deal with written material from participants.
By Geoff W•
Feb 25, 2018
This being my first course I'm reluctant to award 5 stars. Perhaps I would have if I had completed others to compare it with. I found it well structured and remained focussed on the central questions, most significant lines of argument and most relevant evidence. Being a somewhat 'controversial' topic it was pleasing to see a preamble that both acknowledged this fact and provided helpful information and suggestions as to how best to approach such a topic, even in a climate of 'internet trolling' and the like. Thanks for all your hard work, Ros Barber in in particular of course.
By Margaret S•
Mar 26, 2018
I greatly enjoyed the course and found it quite informative. Dr. Barber’s open attitude encouraged us to reflect and ask questions of both the evidence and ourselves. Me only bémol is the forum, which at times was very contentious, people with an agenda fir disruption, people who wanred only to push their rather already cemented ideas. For this reason I didn’t participate much in the forums. But still, I am quite pleased with the course.