SLIDE 1 AND LINK
A bit of fun to get started
Title and Objectives
SLIDE 2 - TITLE AND OBJECTIVES
Why is this topic important to me?
- How is this reflected in the title and objectives
Including the plays set in Italy and those featuring characters with Italian names/other connections nearly half of all the plays Shakespeare wrote featured Italy, more than any other country he wrote about
SLIDE 3 - PLAN, GO THROUGH THE ENTIRE TRANSITION
(SHOW PLAN AROUND THE CLASS)
Why did I choose this system?
Advantages - easy to monitor/follow - easy to see errors - clear structure
Disadvantages - can be difficult to include other things that may affect your EPQ after the time
Go through the calendar with what I did when
Evaluate - what went wrong? Make enough room for risks?
Was my plan perfect? Make enough room for secondary research?
Justification of Plan
- Did I think it would work at the time, did I think I could evaluate credibility of sources before I read them?
- Calendar system over other systems - e.g. over post-it notes
- Why did I think things through this way?
- What did I not account time for?
- What would I do differently?
Decided upon topic
Defined areas for research - Biography
- Shakespeare Authorship debate
Secondary research collected and credibility of sources was explored CRAVEN
- Wide Range of Resources
- Credibility check using the CRAVEN Criteria and assesing the strength of the agruement through the structure of their arguement
- Plausibility checking
- As associated lines of arguement emerged, I would investigate these. Examples of this are the Etymology (fancy word for the origin of a word) of some of Shakespeare's words and Shakespeare's Apocrypha (works associated with Shakespeare, although a lack of evidence mean's they haven't been attributed to him)
Research List and Biography
As you can see this is the full extent of the research I sifted through...
And this is the amount I used....
I dismissed this amount because....
Content and Findings
How my supervisors and peer comments influenced my research
(i.e. Authorship debate)
Conclusion and evaluation
How I came to my conclusion
Edward De Vere
- 17th Earl of Oxford
- Key Contender for the Authorship debate
Culture, travel, wealth and means to focus on writing and pull off the forgery
Marxists: A proletarian emerging with such eloquent work's must be a forgery in order to keep the people in their subordinate position
Death prior to the date Shakespeare stopped writing
James and Elizabeth Stuart