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Introduction to Who Wrote Shakespeare

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Programme Duration

4 weeks

Academic Direction
University of London
Modes of Study

This course is offered through Coursera and was developed with the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, which provides academic direction for the BA English.

About this course

Was Shakespeare really the author of the plays attributed to him? Explore the world of authorship attribution in this exciting new MOOC by reviewing Shakespeare’s works alongside his contemporaries.

Discover the controversy surrounding Shakespeare’s authorship through both sides of the debate, while developing your skills in literary analysis and argument.

This MOOC is of interest to anyone wishing to explore Shakespeare from a new angle or wanting to hone analytical skills. This can be taken as a standalone course or as valuable preparation for the University of London BA in English.


Senate House Library, Shakespeare 400 Metamorphosis Exhibition, Staircase Mural
Shakespeare: fact or fiction? Explore the authorship question in our new MOOC.