Are you fascinated by the world of Shakespeare? Wonder what life in England was like during the late 1500s? Then you’ll love this free online course produced by the fine folks at the Shakespeare’s Birthplace trust and Professor Jonathan Bate. This isn’t a paid advertisement, by the way. I have a small obsession with the man and his legacy (view the tour I took to his birthplace.)
So if you’ve never been to Stratford-upon-Avon or just want to know more about the treasures held there, then join up! It’s open to everyone around the world for free. No catches. The video below explains more:
Each week, Professor Bate will examine a particular play and a cultural theme alongside a selection of treasures from the Trust’s archives in Stratford-upon-Avon. Weekly learning material will be broken down into six video segments, each examining a variety of artefacts and play extracts. The course will open with an introduction to Shakespeare and his living and working environment, moving onto broader cultural themes and issues examined in his plays and ending with an exploration of his legacy.
The course started yesterday, but you can still sign up right here.