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Shakespeare - His Life and Work


Shakespeare - His Life and Work
Shakespeare - His Life and Work

Increase your knowledge and understanding of the amazing works of William Shakespeare


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Course Description

This English course looks at the life and work of William Shakespeare, surely the greatest playwright of them all. The course considers his life, plays, poetry and prose and examines the literary devices he employed in his works. The lessons are interspersed with quotes from some of Shakespeare's most famous plays and videos of actors reciting his lines and sonnets. Completing this free online course will lead to improved understanding of the Bard, and deepen your enjoyment of his timeless work. This course is especially useful for students studying Shakespeare.

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Learning Outcomes

You will have a good knowledge of the life and work of William Shakespeare. This course will help you to understand Shakespeare’s language, quotes and poetry. You will become more familiar with some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. This course will introduce you to the techniques that Shakespeare used when directing on stage.


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Module Title
Introduction to Shakespeare
Shakespeare His life and times
Shakespeare The theatre scene
Shakespeare Theatre audiences
Shakespeare The Globe Theatre
Shakespeare Literary devices
Shakespeare Prose
Shakespeare Scripts and Lines
Shakespeare Shakespearian Language
Shakespeare Soliloquies
Shakespeare Soliloquies videos
Shakespeare A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 72 reviews
Course Title: Shakespeare - His Life and Work
Course #: 185
Course Publisher: XSIQ
Course Category: 90
Content Origin: Australian School Curriculum
Course Description: This English course looks at the life and work of William Shakespeare, surely the greatest playwright of them all. The course considers his life, plays, poetry and prose and examines the literary devices he employed in his works. The lessons are interspersed with quotes from some of Shakespeare's most famous plays and videos of actors reciting his lines and sonnets. Completing this free online course will lead to improved understanding of the Bard, and deepen your enjoyment of his timeless work. This course is especially useful for students studying Shakespeare.
License:
Release Date: 04 March 2011
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio: Low
Audio Only: Low
Animation: Low
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Post-Secondary
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Atenéia Araújo
    Atenéia Araújo Brazil Shakespeare must be studied because he is such an important writer of English Literature. His plays are a good portrait of human behaviour. 2015-06-21 12:06:29
  • Jane Tighe
    Jane Tighe United Kingdom As a lover of Shakespeare without ever having studied him in depth this course was very informative. An enjoyable experience from start to finish and easy to understand. Would highly recommend it. 2015-05-06 15:05:07
  • Rhelda Louw
    Rhelda Louw South Africa Its insightful, it helped me understand Shakespeare better, since i was not allowed to study it in school as English is my second language. 2015-01-18 18:01:12
  • Lemuel Enrico
    Lemuel Enrico Philippines Very informative module!!! 2014-12-31 09:12:59
  • Kierson Brad Barbosa
    Kierson Brad Barbosa Philippines Nice 2014-12-22 13:12:17
  • Nandhini Rajendiran
    Nandhini Rajendiran India It was very useful and helped me get an in-depth knowledge about Shakespeare's theater and his profound language 2014-12-19 13:12:45
  • Caroline Hubbard
    Caroline Hubbard United Kingdom Interesting, informative, I liked the different methods of reinforcing learning 2014-09-23 20:09:51
  • Dora Wang
    Dora Wang China It is very helpful for me to learn the Shakespeare's life and work. 2014-05-19 15:05:20
  • Irene Gal
    Irene Gal Hungary I liked this work. I have learnt a lot from it. 2014-05-13 21:05:03
  • Liz Fahy
    Liz Fahy Ireland I look forward to learning more 2014-03-30 14:03:20
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