Ready to get your Bard on (briefly)?

Finally we move away from the very long (but excellent value) Forensics course and I’ll be starting on Social Deviance next. But for the next week or so it’s a catch-up period with a couple of Learn Something New Every Day (s) taken from The Great Course’s Shakespeare: The Word and the Action that I did last year.

So here’s a general something about Shakespeare to get started with, and its ‘nice’ (I guess) to see that contemporary writers aren’t the only ones whose work is getting knocked off right in front of them…

Literary piracy was frequent in Elizabethan times. Most of Shakespeare’s works (play and poetry) were published during his lifetime without his contribution or apparent permission.