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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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Seção
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4 horas para concluir

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....
Reading
20 vídeos (Total de 166 min), 4 leituras, 5 testes
Video20 videos
A 1.4 The role of belief in interpretation9min
A 1.5 Interview with Kris De Meyer Part 110min
A 1.6 Interview with Kris De Meyer Part 210min
A 2.1 "Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare"7min
A 2.2 The "man-shaped hole"9min
A 2.3 Personal vs Impersonal Testimony9min
A 2.4 Literary Paper Trails10min
A 3.1 Shakspere as a broker8min
A 3.2 The Shakespeare Apocrypha9min
A 3.3 Was Shakspere a Playbroker?8min
A 3.4 Thomas Heywood and 'The Author'7min
A 4.1 Ben Jonson's poem 'On Poet-Ape' - An Introduction4min
A 4.2 "On Poet-Ape" - Textual Analysis10min
A 4.3 Shakespeare in the Parnassus Plays9min
A 5.1 Interview with Professor William Leahy Part 15min
A 5.2 Interview with Alexander Waugh Part 18min
A 5.3 Interview with Sir Mark Rylance Part 110min
A 5.4 Interview with Sir Mark Rylance Part 210min
A 5.5 Module Summary3min
Reading4 leituras
A 1.2 Terms of Reference10min
A 2.5 Absence of Evidence10min
A 3.6 Addendum10min
A 4.4 Is John Marston a strong contender for Poet-Ape?10min
Quiz5 exercícios práticos
A 1.3 Starting Point8min
A 1.7 The effect of belief on interpretation10min
A 2.6 The main arguments10min
A 3.5 Broker theory10min
A 4.5 Analysis of 'On Poet-Ape'10min

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4 horas para concluir

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 vídeos (Total de 160 min), 2 leituras, 4 testes
Video22 videos
B 1.2 Hand D - Handwriting Argument8min
B 1.3 Hand D - Spelling Argument5min
B 1.4 Hand D - Content Argument6min
B 1.5 Hand D - Author or Scribe?8min
B 2.1 A Hidden Author?9min
B 2.2 Marston and Hall - Labeo Part 111min
B 2.3 Marston and Hall - Labeo Part 211min
B 2.4 'Concealed Poets' and 'Our English Terence'7min
B 2.5 Does Hyphenation Imply Anonymity?5min
B 3.1 'Not Without Right' - Shakspere's Coat of Arms4min
B 3.2 Coat of Arms - Insulso Sogliardo9min
B 3.3 Coat of Arms - The Authorship Argument6min
B 4.1 The Upstart Crow - Allusion or Illusion?3min
B 4.2 Was Groats-worth Greene's?4min
B 4.3 The Upstart Crow as Edward Alleyn8min
B 4.4 Shake-scene and the 'Tiger's Heart'8min
B 5.1 Interview with Sir Mark Rylance Part 38min
B 5.2 Interview with Gregory Thompson Part 18min
B 5.3 Interview with Professor William Leahy Part 26min
B 5.4 Interview with Professor William Leahy Part 38min
B 5.5 Module Summary3min
Reading2 leituras
B 1.6 For and Against "Hand D = Shakespeare"30min
B 4.6 Addendum10min
Quiz4 exercícios práticos
B 1.7 Shakespeare and 'Hand D'10min
B 2.6 16th Century Authorship Doubt10min
B 3.4 Shakspere's Coat of Arms10min
B 4.5 The Upstart Crow12min

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4 horas para concluir

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. ...
Reading
22 vídeos (Total de 152 min), 2 leituras, 4 testes
Video22 videos
C 1.2 Stratford-upon-Avon, Drayton and Dr Hall9min
C 1.3 Stratford-upon-Avon's New Vicar8min
C 1.4 Shakspere's Lodger6min
C 2.1 Shakspere's Literacy5min
C 2.2 Shakspere's Daughters' Literacy 17min
C 2.3 Shakspere's Daughters' Literacy 25min
C 2.4 Shakespeare's Education9min
C 3.2 Shakespeare and Stratford - Shrewish places6min
C 3.3 Shakespeare and Stratford - The Shrew's Induction5min
C 3.4 Shakespeare and Stratford - Dialect words7min
C 4.1 The Stratford Monument - Introduction3min
C 4.2 Stratford and the William Basse Elegy3min
C 4.3 Was the Stratford Monument Altered?9min
C 4.4 Analysis of the Monument Poem8min
C 4.5 Analysis of the Latin Lines8min
C 5.1 Interview with Alexander Waugh - Part 28min
C 5.2 Interview with Gregory Thompson Part 27min
C 5.3 Interview with Gregory Thompson Part 37min
C 5.4 Interview with Peter Dawkins Part 17min
C 5.5 Interview with Peter Dawkins Part 25min
C 5.6 Module Summary2min
Reading2 leituras
C 2.6 Addendum10min
C 3.1 Shakespeare and Stratford - Bardolph and Fluellen10min
Quiz4 exercícios práticos
C 1.5 Stratford Connections10min
C 2.5 Literacy and Education10min
C 3.5 Warwickshire references in Shakespeare10min
C 4.6 The Stratford Monument10min

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3 horas para concluir

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 vídeos (Total de 117 min), 1 leitura, 4 testes
Video19 videos
D 1.2 The First Folio Letters4min
D 1.3 Ben Jonson's Discoveries9min
D 1.4 The Preface Poets6min
D 2.1 The Droeshout Portrait - Reception3min
D 2.2 Was Droeshout the Younger Incompetent?3min
D 2.3 The Droeshout Portrait from a Non-Stratfordian Perspective6min
D 2.4 'Look Not on His Picture' - Analysis5min
D 3.1 The Folio Link to the Stratford-on-Avon2min
D 3.2 Thy Stratford Monument4min
D 3.3 Sweet Swan of Avon!7min
D 4.1 Jonson's Eulogy - Seeliest Ignorance8min
D 4.2 Jonson's Eulogy - A Monument without A Tomb3min
D 4.3 Interview with Alexander Waugh Part 37min
D 5.1 Interview with Alexander Waugh Part 48min
D 5.2 Interview with Sir Mark Rylance Part 46min
D 5.3 Interview with Sir Mark Rylance Part 57min
D 5.4 Interview with Professor William Leahy Part 47min
D 5.5 Module Summary4min
Reading1 leituras
D 4.4 Was Ben Jonson accused of 'raping' Shakespeare?10min
Quiz4 exercícios práticos
D 1.5 The First Folio Preface10min
D 2.5 The Droeshout Portrait10min
D 3.4 Stratford-upon-Avon and the First Folio10min
D 4.5 Ben Jonson and Shakespeare10min
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por 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

por 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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