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Shakespeare - His Life and Work

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  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

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    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 13 )
  • Introduction to Shakespeare
    • Introduction to Shakespeare
    • Exploring Shakespeare
    • The famous Hamlet speech
    • Bloody Macbeth
    • Themes in Shakespeare
    • A master of language
    • Adaptations of Shakespeare
    • All's well that ends well
  • Shakespeare His life and times
    • Who was William Shakespeare?
    • Shakespeare's life and works
    • Shakespeare's early life
    • Shakespeare's birthplace
    • Shakespeare's England
    • Researching Elizabethan England
    • Life expectancy
    • Stratford-upon-Avon today
    • Entertainment
    • The mystery of Shakespeare
    • The move to London
    • Life in London
  • Shakespeare The theatre scene
    • Shakespeare and the theatre
    • Playhouses
    • Selling the plot
    • Influence of the Black Plague
    • Treatment of actors
    • Types of theatre companies
    • Performing for Queen Elizabeth
  • Shakespeare Theatre audiences
    • Shakespeare and theatre audiences
    • Who was Shakespeare writing for?
    • The audience at the Rose Theatre
    • Southwark audiences
    • The living audience
  • Shakespeare The Globe Theatre
    • Theatres in London
    • The Globe Theatre
    • The Globe Theatre audiences
    • Threats to The Globe
    • The modern Globe
    • Stage directions
  • Shakespeare Literary devices
    • Using opposites
    • Repetition
    • Heightening tension
    • Shakespeare's use of lists
    • Developing character
    • Rhetoric
    • Persuasion and rhetoric
    • Irony
    • Verbal irony
    • The literary devices used by Shakespeare
    • Signposts
  • Shakespeare Prose
    • Prose writing
    • Prose in King Lear
  • Shakespeare Scripts and Lines
    • Printing
    • Collaboration and the scripts
    • Handing out the scroll
    • Copies of the script
    • Scroll parts and foul papers
    • Opening lines
    • Rehearsal
    • Learning lines
    • Scripts and lines quiz
  • Shakespeare Shakespearian Language
    • A master of language
    • Understanding the language of Shakespeare
    • Unravelling meaning
    • Rhythm
    • Hyperbole
    • Settings
    • Shakespeare's insults
  • Shakespeare Soliloquies
    • Soliloquy
    • Hamlet's soliloquy
    • Prospero's soliloquy
  • Shakespeare Soliloquies videos
    • The soliloquies 1 video
    • The soliloquies 2 video
    • The soliloquies 3 video
    • The soliloquies 4 video
    • The soliloquies 5 video
  • Shakespeare A Midsummer Night's Dream
    • Exploring the play
    • The world of the imagination
    • Heightened language
    • Uncovering ideas
    • Deeper meanings
    • Obtaining a deeper understanding
    • The final interpretation
    • Detail and imagery
    • Setting the scene
    • Building the drama
    • The importance of dreaming
  • Assessment
    • Shakespeare His Life and Work Assessment
Topics List ( 8 )
Introduction to Shakespeare
Introduction to Shakespeare This free online course is an introduction to Shakespeare and explores themes in his writing. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 12 )
Shakespeare His life and times
Shakespeare His life and times This free online course is an introduction to Shakespeare and explores themes in his writing, and his life and times. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Shakespeare The theatre scene
Shakespeare The theatre scene This free online course is an introduction to the theatre scene when Shakespeare was writing his work. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Shakespeare Theatre audiences
Shakespeare Theatre audiences This free online course is an introduction to the Theatre audiences during Shakespeare's time. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Shakespeare The Globe Theatre
Shakespeare The Globe Theatre This free online course is an introduction to The Globe Theatre in London where Shakespeare first staged his work. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Shakespeare Literary devices
Shakespeare Literary devices This free online course is an introduction to the literary devices Shakespeare uses in his writing. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Shakespeare Prose
Shakespeare Prose This free online course is an introduction to Shakespeare's prose writing. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Shakespeare Scripts and Lines
Shakespeare Scripts and Lines This free online course covers the scripts and lines used by Shakespeare in his writing. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Shakespeare Shakespearian Language
Shakespeare Shakespearian Language This free online course is an introduction to the language Shakespeare uses in his writing. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Shakespeare Soliloquies
Shakespeare Soliloquies This free online course is an introduction to Shakespeare's soliloquies. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Shakespeare Soliloquies videos
Shakespeare Soliloquies videos This free online course contains videos showing Shakespeare's soliloquies. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 11 )
Shakespeare A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare A Midsummer Night's Dream This free online course is an introduction to 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' by William Shakespeare and explores themes in his writing. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Assessment
Assessment
Course Features
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours

  • Publisher

    XSIQ

  • Video

    Yes

  • Audio

    Yes

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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