Getting to know Shakespeare: a free online course and resource

I came across this site and thought it an excellent way to get to know more about Shakespeare and his works. This short introductory video tells you all you need to know about the site and what it offers.

As the video makes clear, the site offers a course on Shakespeare which is organised around a series of emails sent each week that introduce different sections of the course. You are also free to work through the course at your own pace.

Not only does the site look fresh and well organised, it has some excellent resources. I particularly liked the audio resources from the ‘Reading Shakespeare’ section, reminding us that we need to hear and well as read the texts. If you teach Shakespeare then there are resources for teachers, too.

Best of all, this online course is free (it’s sponsored by The Arden Shakespeare). The only thing left is for me to end on a Shakespearean pun, so here it is: Friends, learners, internautes – lend this course your ears (er, and eyes).

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