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Approx. 21 hours to complete
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Week
1

Week 1

6 hours to complete

Understanding the Question

6 hours to complete
20 videos (Total 166 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
20 videos
A 1.4 The role of belief in interpretation9m
A 1.5 Interview with Kris De Meyer Part 110m
A 1.6 Interview with Kris De Meyer Part 210m
A 2.1 "Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare"7m
A 2.2 The "man-shaped hole"9m
A 2.3 Personal vs Impersonal Testimony9m
A 2.4 Literary Paper Trails10m
A 3.1 Shakspere as a broker8m
A 3.2 The Shakespeare Apocrypha9m
A 3.3 Was Shakspere a Playbroker?8m
A 3.4 Thomas Heywood and 'The Author'7m
A 4.1 Ben Jonson's poem 'On Poet-Ape' - An Introduction4m
A 4.2 "On Poet-Ape" - Textual Analysis10m
A 4.3 Shakespeare in the Parnassus Plays9m
A 5.1 Interview with Professor William Leahy Part 15m
A 5.2 Interview with Alexander Waugh Part 18m
A 5.3 Interview with Sir Mark Rylance Part 110m
A 5.4 Interview with Sir Mark Rylance Part 210m
A 5.5 Module Summary3m
4 readings
A 1.2 Terms of Reference10m
A 2.5 Absence of Evidence10m
A 3.6 Addendum10m
A 4.4 Is John Marston a strong contender for Poet-Ape?10m
5 practice exercises
A 1.3 Starting Point30m
A 1.7 The effect of belief on interpretation30m
A 2.6 The main arguments30m
A 3.5 Broker theory30m
A 4.5 Analysis of 'On Poet-Ape'30m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

The Man and the Author

5 hours to complete
22 videos (Total 160 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
22 videos
B 1.2 Hand D - Handwriting Argument8m
B 1.3 Hand D - Spelling Argument5m
B 1.4 Hand D - Content Argument6m
B 1.5 Hand D - Author or Scribe?8m
B 2.1 A Hidden Author?9m
B 2.2 Marston and Hall - Labeo Part 111m
B 2.3 Marston and Hall - Labeo Part 211m
B 2.4 'Concealed Poets' and 'Our English Terence'7m
B 2.5 Does Hyphenation Imply Anonymity?5m
B 3.1 'Not Without Right' - Shakspere's Coat of Arms4m
B 3.2 Coat of Arms - Insulso Sogliardo9m
B 3.3 Coat of Arms - The Authorship Argument6m
B 4.1 The Upstart Crow - Allusion or Illusion?3m
B 4.2 Was Groats-worth Greene's?4m
B 4.3 The Upstart Crow as Edward Alleyn8m
B 4.4 Shake-scene and the 'Tiger's Heart'8m
B 5.1 Interview with Sir Mark Rylance Part 38m
B 5.2 Interview with Gregory Thompson Part 18m
B 5.3 Interview with Professor William Leahy Part 26m
B 5.4 Interview with Professor William Leahy Part 38m
B 5.5 Module Summary3m
2 readings
B 1.6 For and Against "Hand D = Shakespeare"30m
B 4.6 Addendum10m
4 practice exercises
B 1.7 Shakespeare and 'Hand D'10m
B 2.6 16th Century Authorship Doubt30m
B 3.4 Shakspere's Coat of Arms30m
B 4.5 The Upstart Crow30m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

The Evidence from Stratford-upon-Avon

5 hours to complete
22 videos (Total 152 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
22 videos
C 1.2 Stratford-upon-Avon, Drayton and Dr Hall9m
C 1.3 Stratford-upon-Avon's New Vicar8m
C 1.4 Shakspere's Lodger6m
C 2.1 Shakspere's Literacy5m
C 2.2 Shakspere's Daughters' Literacy 17m
C 2.3 Shakspere's Daughters' Literacy 25m
C 2.4 Shakespeare's Education9m
C 3.2 Shakespeare and Stratford - Shrewish places6m
C 3.3 Shakespeare and Stratford - The Shrew's Induction5m
C 3.4 Shakespeare and Stratford - Dialect words7m
C 4.1 The Stratford Monument - Introduction3m
C 4.2 Stratford and the William Basse Elegy3m
C 4.3 Was the Stratford Monument Altered?9m
C 4.4 Analysis of the Monument Poem8m
C 4.5 Analysis of the Latin Lines8m
C 5.1 Interview with Alexander Waugh - Part 28m
C 5.2 Interview with Gregory Thompson Part 27m
C 5.3 Interview with Gregory Thompson Part 37m
C 5.4 Interview with Peter Dawkins Part 17m
C 5.5 Interview with Peter Dawkins Part 25m
C 5.6 Module Summary2m
2 readings
C 2.6 Addendum10m
C 3.1 Shakespeare and Stratford - Bardolph and Fluellen10m
4 practice exercises
C 1.5 Stratford Connections30m
C 2.5 Literacy and Education30m
C 3.5 Warwickshire references in Shakespeare30m
C 4.6 The Stratford Monument30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

The First Folio as Proof of Authorship

4 hours to complete
19 videos (Total 117 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
19 videos
D 1.2 The First Folio Letters4m
D 1.3 Ben Jonson's Discoveries9m
D 1.4 The Preface Poets6m
D 2.1 The Droeshout Portrait - Reception3m
D 2.2 Was Droeshout the Younger Incompetent?3m
D 2.3 The Droeshout Portrait from a Non-Stratfordian Perspective6m
D 2.4 'Look Not on His Picture' - Analysis5m
D 3.1 The Folio Link to the Stratford-on-Avon2m
D 3.2 Thy Stratford Monument4m
D 3.3 Sweet Swan of Avon!7m
D 4.1 Jonson's Eulogy - Seeliest Ignorance8m
D 4.2 Jonson's Eulogy - A Monument without A Tomb3m
D 4.3 Interview with Alexander Waugh Part 37m
D 5.1 Interview with Alexander Waugh Part 48m
D 5.2 Interview with Sir Mark Rylance Part 46m
D 5.3 Interview with Sir Mark Rylance Part 57m
D 5.4 Interview with Professor William Leahy Part 47m
D 5.5 Module Summary4m
1 reading
D 4.4 Was Ben Jonson accused of 'raping' Shakespeare?10m
4 practice exercises
D 1.5 The First Folio Preface30m
D 2.5 The Droeshout Portrait30m
D 3.4 Stratford-upon-Avon and the First Folio30m
D 4.5 Ben Jonson and Shakespeare30m

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