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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. For those of you interested in exploring the works of Shakespeare from a new angle, or just wanting to hone your analytical thinking skills, this course offers an introduction to a fascinating area of interest. Those of you already interested in the Shakespeare authorship question will be encouraged to question your own assumptions in fruitful ways. Whether undertaken as a standalone course, or as preparation for the University of London BA in English, this course will be food for thought....
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完成時間為 4 小時

Understanding the Question

This week is a practical introduction to the Shakespeare authorship question, covering terms and concepts you will use and outlining the basic arguments for and against William Shakespeare’s authorship of the works attributed to him. You will learn a framework for understanding how a person’s perceptions (including your own) are shaped by pre-existing beliefs and assumptions and learn how this might impact your ability to interpret and assess literary and historical evidence. You will then be introduced to a key theory of the authorship question and to the first practical exercise in close-reading a relevant text....
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20 個視頻(共 166 分鐘), 4 個閱讀材料, 5 個測驗
Video20 個視頻
A 1.4 The role of belief in interpretation9分鐘
A 1.5 Interview with Kris De Meyer Part 110分鐘
A 1.6 Interview with Kris De Meyer Part 210分鐘
A 2.1 "Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare"7分鐘
A 2.2 The "man-shaped hole"9分鐘
A 2.3 Personal vs Impersonal Testimony9分鐘
A 2.4 Literary Paper Trails10分鐘
A 3.1 Shakspere as a broker8分鐘
A 3.2 The Shakespeare Apocrypha9分鐘
A 3.3 Was Shakspere a Playbroker?8分鐘
A 3.4 Thomas Heywood and 'The Author'7分鐘
A 4.1 Ben Jonson's poem 'On Poet-Ape' - An Introduction4分鐘
A 4.2 "On Poet-Ape" - Textual Analysis10分鐘
A 4.3 Shakespeare in the Parnassus Plays9分鐘
A 5.1 Interview with Professor William Leahy Part 15分鐘
A 5.2 Interview with Alexander Waugh Part 18分鐘
A 5.3 Interview with Sir Mark Rylance Part 110分鐘
A 5.4 Interview with Sir Mark Rylance Part 210分鐘
A 5.5 Module Summary3分鐘
Reading4 個閱讀材料
A 1.2 Terms of Reference10分鐘
A 2.5 Absence of Evidence10分鐘
A 3.6 Addendum10分鐘
A 4.4 Is John Marston a strong contender for Poet-Ape?10分鐘
Quiz5 個練習
A 1.3 Starting Point8分鐘
A 1.7 The effect of belief on interpretation10分鐘
A 2.6 The main arguments10分鐘
A 3.5 Broker theory10分鐘
A 4.5 Analysis of 'On Poet-Ape'10分鐘

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完成時間為 4 小時

The Man and the Author

In this module we’ll look at questions of identity; chiefly at arguments that attempt to link William Shakspere the man to William Shakespeare the author – or to sever that link. The arguments surrounding “Hand D” in Sir Thomas More claim to establish a firm link between Shakspere and Shakespeare, and Shakespeare’s authorship of the “Hand D” pages is now being presented as fact, so it’s important to understand the evidence, arguments, and reasons for this attribution. You’ll look in detail at the non-Stratfordian argument that Shakespeare authorship doubt was first expressed within only four years after the first “Shakespeare” publication in the works of John Marston and Joseph Hall. You’ll consider some of the key Stratfordian and non-Stratfordian arguments related to William Shakspere’s coat of arms. And lastly, you’ll look critically at an important cornerstone of Shakespeare biography, Robert Greene’s reference to a plagiarising actor, the “upstart Crow”....
Reading
22 個視頻(共 160 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料, 4 個測驗
Video22 個視頻
B 1.2 Hand D - Handwriting Argument8分鐘
B 1.3 Hand D - Spelling Argument5分鐘
B 1.4 Hand D - Content Argument6分鐘
B 1.5 Hand D - Author or Scribe?8分鐘
B 2.1 A Hidden Author?9分鐘
B 2.2 Marston and Hall - Labeo Part 111分鐘
B 2.3 Marston and Hall - Labeo Part 211分鐘
B 2.4 'Concealed Poets' and 'Our English Terence'7分鐘
B 2.5 Does Hyphenation Imply Anonymity?5分鐘
B 3.1 'Not Without Right' - Shakspere's Coat of Arms4分鐘
B 3.2 Coat of Arms - Insulso Sogliardo9分鐘
B 3.3 Coat of Arms - The Authorship Argument6分鐘
B 4.1 The Upstart Crow - Allusion or Illusion?3分鐘
B 4.2 Was Groats-worth Greene's?4分鐘
B 4.3 The Upstart Crow as Edward Alleyn8分鐘
B 4.4 Shake-scene and the 'Tiger's Heart'8分鐘
B 5.1 Interview with Sir Mark Rylance Part 38分鐘
B 5.2 Interview with Gregory Thompson Part 18分鐘
B 5.3 Interview with Professor William Leahy Part 26分鐘
B 5.4 Interview with Professor William Leahy Part 38分鐘
B 5.5 Module Summary3分鐘
Reading2 個閱讀材料
B 1.6 For and Against "Hand D = Shakespeare"30分鐘
B 4.6 Addendum10分鐘
Quiz4 個練習
B 1.7 Shakespeare and 'Hand D'10分鐘
B 2.6 16th Century Authorship Doubt10分鐘
B 3.4 Shakspere's Coat of Arms10分鐘
B 4.5 The Upstart Crow12分鐘

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完成時間為 4 小時

The Evidence from Stratford-upon-Avon

In the module, you will look more deeply at the connection between Stratford-upon-Avon and Shakespeare, beginning with Shakespeare-related testimony from people who had a provable personal connection to Stratford-upon-Avon and Shakespeare: William Camden, Michael Drayton, Shakespeare's son-in-law, Dr John Hall, and Shakespeare’s daughters. You’ll consider the question of his daughters’ literacy, and whether has any bearing on the authorship question. You’ll look at what are claimed to be local Warwickshire references in the plays, which have been used to support the traditional authorship attribution. And finally, you’ll consider the monument erected to Shakespeare in Stratford’s Holy Trinity Church, arguments that it was altered in the 18th century, and the three texts engraved on that monument and the connected grave. ...
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22 個視頻(共 152 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料, 4 個測驗
Video22 個視頻
C 1.2 Stratford-upon-Avon, Drayton and Dr Hall9分鐘
C 1.3 Stratford-upon-Avon's New Vicar8分鐘
C 1.4 Shakspere's Lodger6分鐘
C 2.1 Shakspere's Literacy5分鐘
C 2.2 Shakspere's Daughters' Literacy 17分鐘
C 2.3 Shakspere's Daughters' Literacy 25分鐘
C 2.4 Shakespeare's Education9分鐘
C 3.2 Shakespeare and Stratford - Shrewish places6分鐘
C 3.3 Shakespeare and Stratford - The Shrew's Induction5分鐘
C 3.4 Shakespeare and Stratford - Dialect words7分鐘
C 4.1 The Stratford Monument - Introduction3分鐘
C 4.2 Stratford and the William Basse Elegy3分鐘
C 4.3 Was the Stratford Monument Altered?9分鐘
C 4.4 Analysis of the Monument Poem8分鐘
C 4.5 Analysis of the Latin Lines8分鐘
C 5.1 Interview with Alexander Waugh - Part 28分鐘
C 5.2 Interview with Gregory Thompson Part 27分鐘
C 5.3 Interview with Gregory Thompson Part 37分鐘
C 5.4 Interview with Peter Dawkins Part 17分鐘
C 5.5 Interview with Peter Dawkins Part 25分鐘
C 5.6 Module Summary2分鐘
Reading2 個閱讀材料
C 2.6 Addendum10分鐘
C 3.1 Shakespeare and Stratford - Bardolph and Fluellen10分鐘
Quiz4 個練習
C 1.5 Stratford Connections10分鐘
C 2.5 Literacy and Education10分鐘
C 3.5 Warwickshire references in Shakespeare10分鐘
C 4.6 The Stratford Monument10分鐘

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完成時間為 3 小時

The First Folio as Proof of Authorship

In this final module you’ll explore the key text supporting the traditional attribution of Shakespeare’s works: the 1623 First Folio of Shakespeare’s works. You will learn why the First Folio is a critically important text for those interested in the Shakespeare authorship question, and you will study in detail – applying the textual analysis skills you have developed so far - the texts included in its preface.. ...
Reading
19 個視頻(共 117 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 4 個測驗
Video19 個視頻
D 1.2 The First Folio Letters4分鐘
D 1.3 Ben Jonson's Discoveries9分鐘
D 1.4 The Preface Poets6分鐘
D 2.1 The Droeshout Portrait - Reception3分鐘
D 2.2 Was Droeshout the Younger Incompetent?3分鐘
D 2.3 The Droeshout Portrait from a Non-Stratfordian Perspective6分鐘
D 2.4 'Look Not on His Picture' - Analysis5分鐘
D 3.1 The Folio Link to the Stratford-on-Avon2分鐘
D 3.2 Thy Stratford Monument4分鐘
D 3.3 Sweet Swan of Avon!7分鐘
D 4.1 Jonson's Eulogy - Seeliest Ignorance8分鐘
D 4.2 Jonson's Eulogy - A Monument without A Tomb3分鐘
D 4.3 Interview with Alexander Waugh Part 37分鐘
D 5.1 Interview with Alexander Waugh Part 48分鐘
D 5.2 Interview with Sir Mark Rylance Part 46分鐘
D 5.3 Interview with Sir Mark Rylance Part 57分鐘
D 5.4 Interview with Professor William Leahy Part 47分鐘
D 5.5 Module Summary4分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
D 4.4 Was Ben Jonson accused of 'raping' Shakespeare?10分鐘
Quiz4 個練習
D 1.5 The First Folio Preface10分鐘
D 2.5 The Droeshout Portrait10分鐘
D 3.4 Stratford-upon-Avon and the First Folio10分鐘
D 4.5 Ben Jonson and Shakespeare10分鐘
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創建者 JQFeb 21st 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

創建者 FMMar 20th 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

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