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Shakespeare - His Life and Work Course


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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 78 votes
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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  • Kelly Cartwright
    Kelly Cartwright United Kingdom I enjoyed this course, with learning things about Shakespeare's life that I hadn't known previously, as well as taking a closer look into some of my favourite plays of his, and at the literary devices he used to write them. 2015-11-16 15:11:30
  • André Magalhães
    André Magalhães United States of America Very Good. I very like. 2015-10-20 01:10:01
  • Davorka Nekic
    Davorka Nekic Croatia (Hrvatska) I have already done another course on Shakespeare's life and work that lasted for 10 weeks,so I was familiar with everything in this course. However, I found this course rather well constructed and a great way for revising Shakespeare. The videos are great. 2015-09-02 06:09:39
  • Kamal Amoori
    Kamal Amoori Kuwait Thank you 2015-07-29 03:07:24
  • Atenéia Araújo
    Atenéia Araújo Brazil I have learned a lot of things about shakespeare I had never read in books or in my graduation course. 2015-06-25 14:06:49
  • 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
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