Could you get away with rewriting Shakespeare’s best work for the modern age? Grab your quill and take the test. Discover your inner writer in this short word game that matches you with one of Shakespeare's alleged co-authors. Are you his trusted confidante or an outright faker?
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Do you enjoy watching Shakespeare's plays and like the idea of finding out more about them? This free course, Reading Shakespeare's As You Like It, will guide you through some of the most important speeches and scenes from one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies.Learn more ❯Reading Shakespeare's As You Like It
Shakespeare's 'Othello' still makes people uncomfortable because it tackles racism, so what was it like for John Kani who played the play's lead role at the peak of Apartheid in South Africa?Watch now ❯Living Shakespeare: Dr John Kani on South Africa and Othello
How do we know what actors sounded like when they performed premieres of Shakespeare plays? The clues, as ever, are in the lines themselves...Watch now ❯Speaking Shakespeare: How was Shakespeare pronounced when he was writing?
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Mark Twain on whether Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare
Was the work of Shakespeare really cooked up by Bacon? Mark Twain recounts a long journey and a longer argument.Read now ❯Mark Twain on whether Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare
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If you love the written and spoken word, this course is for you. A comprehensive and stimulating introduction to English language and literature, it investigates how the English language is used in a variety of global contexts, and explores literature from different historical periods and in diverse cultural settings. You'll explore writing and speech in a wide range of forms, and develop your skills in the interpretation of literary and non-literary texts.Learn more ❯BA (Honours) English Language and Literature
If you are interested in reading between the lines, and being challenged by new ideas and ways of seeing, then this course is for you. English literature is a broad, accessible and important subject. On this course you'll study an exciting range of texts from many different periods and settings, including novels, drama and poetry, and discover an exciting variety of approaches for reading and interpreting them. You will develop your skills of analysis and communication, which will enable you to take a fresh look at familiar texts, and to encounter new texts and ideas with confidence.Learn more ❯BA (Honours) English Literature
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