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
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University of London
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TOP REVIEWS FROM INTRODUCTION TO WHO WROTE SHAKESPEARE
Utterly brilliant, except where towards the end it gets bogged down by conspiracy theories involving the Knights Templar, Rosicrucians and Freemasons.
This was an extremely interesting course. I loved that it questioned traditional thinking. I truly believe that more courses like this should exist. Excellent
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.
A wonderful guide to critical thinking and very illuminating regarding the doubts about The Shakespeare Authorship Question. I enjoyed it immensely. Thank you.
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