Who was William Shakespeare? - The Upstart Crow

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 second part we look at Shakespeare's move to London and his career to become the master playwright. We look at Elizabethan and Jacobean London and the plays he produced. We also look at the ‘authorship question’.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

     

SUGGESTED READING

  • Bell, John, (2011) On Shakespeare, Allen & Unwin,

  • Shapiro, James, (2005) 1599, Faber and Faber,

  • Shapiro, James, (2015) 1606, Faber and Faber,

  • Shapiro, James, (2010) Contested Will, Faber and Faber

     

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Jacobean England.

  • Shakespeare in London.

  • Richard III, Sonnets.

  • New Place, The Globe.

  • Gunpowder Plot, Macbeth.

  • Hall’s Croft, Stratford.

  • The First Folio.

  • A Shakespeare Walk

     

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

  1. Have a greater understanding of Shakespeare’s later life, work and travels.
$67 Limited / $60

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