THE SHAKESPEARE IDENTITY: CANDIDATE 2

Kit Marlowe

CHRISTOPHER ‘KIT’ MARLOWE (1564-1593), Cambridge graduate, poet, playwright and most famous of the ‘University Wits’, homosexual or bisexual, died in a fight at the age of twenty-nine while waiting to face heresy charges brought against him by the Star Chamber.

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MODELLING THE TOK PRESENTATION (3)

TOK is intellectual mindfulness. It’s about being aware of the processes involved in formulating knowledge; it’s about being aware how belief, prejudice, desire, cowardly conformism and logical fallacies of all kinds will constantly sneak in, masquerading as knowledge. It’s about watching yourself think, observing how you enquire, observing how you accept premises and construct arguments upon them. I once had a student who said to me ‘Since doing TOK I’ve realized that all of my thinking – all of it – is based on fallacies.’ Give that girl an A.

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THE SHAKESPEARE IDENTITY: Candidate 1

William Shakespeare

WILLIAM SHAKSPERE (sic) (1564-1616) of Stratford-upon-Avon, successful entrepreneur and money-lender, shareholder in the Globe Theatre and actor in Lord Strange’s Men and the Lord Chamberlain’s Men (later the King’s Men).

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THE SHAKESPEARE IDENTITY (1): THE WORKS

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The ‘First Folio’ (1623), which contains Ben Johnson’s eulogy to ‘This Starre of Poets’, the ‘Sweet Swan of Avon’.

The writer William Shakespeare is known for a vast body of work including three major narrative poems, one hundred and fifty-four sonnets, and thirty-six plays. The name is first connected to one of these works in 1593, in the dedication to Venus and Adonis. This sophisticated and erotic retelling of the myth became a popular

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