Who was William Shakespeare?

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Who was William Shakespeare?

<p>Some of us may have come to Shakespeare just recently. Still, it’s never too late to look at what is so special about him, by embarking on a wonderful journey from Stratford-upon-Avon to London to

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Some of us may have come to Shakespeare just recently. Still, it’s never too late to look at what is so special about him, by embarking on a wonderful journey from Stratford-upon-Avon to London to explore this man and his times. Shakespeare was born in just the right place at the right time; Elizabethan England. In this first part of a two part series, we visit Stratford-upon-Avon and examine his early days.


SUGGESTED READING
On Shakespeare – John Bell, Allen & Unwin, 2011
Shakespeare – Peter Ackroyd
1599 – James Shapiro, Faber and Faber, 2005
1606 – James Shapiro, Faber and Faber, 2015
Contested Will – James Shapiro, Faber and Faber 2010


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Elizabethan England.
  • Stratford-upon-Avon.
  • A journey from Stratford to Oxford.
  • Plays, reading matter.
  • Planning your own trip to Shakespeare’s England.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Have a greater understanding of Shakespeare’s life, work and travels.