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MOOCs

Free online courses exploring a range of topics over a number of weeks.

Take a look at some of the current and upcoming Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has contributed to.

Shakespeare and His World

Join Prof Jonathan Bate as he explores Shakespeare, his works and the world he lived in with the help of our collections here at SBT. Take a look inside the vaults where thousands of artefacts are kept and see some of the key locations associated with Shakespeare, including the house where he grew up. Join over 30,000 learners who have already explored Shakespeare’s World through this collaboration between the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and University of Warwick.

Shakespeare and his World.

Exploring English: Shakespeare

A 6-week course designed for people who are learning English and are interested in the language and legacy of William Shakespeare. This course looks at the life and works of William Shakespeare, taking you from his Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon to the Globe Theatre in London, exploring five of his best loved plays along the way. A collaboration with the British Council as part of their Exploring English series.

Exploring English: Shakespeare.

Much Ado About Nothing in Performance

Dr Nick Walton presents on ‘Much Ado About Nothing in Performance’, a collaboration between The Royal Shakespeare Company, the University of Birmingham, and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. This MOOC is ideal for 16-19 year olds, and explores how Much Ado About Nothing would have been staged in Shakespeare’s time, how it has been interpreted throughout the 20th and 21st centuries and how the 2014 RSC production brought the play to life for a modern audience.

Much Ado About Nothing in Performance.

Othello in Performance

Dr Nick Walton and Dr Anjna Chouhan are among the presenters for ‘Othello in Performance’, a collaboration between The Royal Shakespeare Company, the University of Birmingham, and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. This MOOC is designed with A-Level learners in mind, and is full of exclusive content to help you explore how the play has been interpreted throughout the ages, looking at different themes each week. The MOOC is hosted by Future Learn.

Othello in Performance.

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