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Great Writers Inspire: Shakespeare


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This is a review of the Great Writers Inspire: Shakespeare completed by Will Rogers, Assistant Professor of English, ULM


The text covers all areas and ideas of the subject appropriately and provides an effective index and/or glossary.

There are a number of resources listed in Great Writers Inspired: Shakespeare--from video lectures on authorship to pictures of the Globe, and primary texts, there is a good vareity of material. The selection is diverse, but is by no means encyclopedic (nor could it be and be useful)

Content Accuracy

Content is accurate, error-free and unbiased.

This group of resources contains accurate information, and, where critical disagreements might arise in the study of the plays and poems, individual contributors voice accurately the terms of those debates. Claims are well-supported.

Relevance Longevity

Content is up-to-date, but not in a way that will quickly make the text obsolete within a short period of time. The text is written and/or arranged in such a way that necessary updates will be relatively easy and straightforward to implement.

Because, in total, these resources approach Shakespeare and his work from a few different angles, it is certain that the exposition of information here will prove useful. While one might productively disagree with some of the conclusions of the videos or essays, these resources remain timely 


The text is written in lucid, accessible prose, and provides adequate context for any jargon/technical terminology used.

All materials are clearly introduced and discussed, and the range of user is capacious as a result: one can imagine both scholars and students engaging with this material.


The text is internally consistent in terms of terminology and framework.

As with many of the other examples of Great Writers pages, this resource chooses a range of materials which, on one hand means there is often no connecting thread among the various individual, but on the other means there is a such variety which broadens the resource's appeal.


The text is easily and readily divisible into smaller reading sections that can be assigned at different points within the course (i.e., enormous blocks of text without subheadings should be avoided). The text should not be overly self-referential, and should be easily reorganized and realigned with various subunits of a course without presenting much disruption to the reader.

The Great Writers resources seem to encourage modularity by inclduing a good variety of essays, videos, audio, and pcitures, which are organized by type and allow for individual selection 

Organization Structure Flow

The topics in the text are presented in a logical, clear fashion.

All individual entries are properly and clearly labeled. In addition, files are arranged by type.


The text is free of significant interface issues, including navigation problems, distortion of images/charts, and any other display features that may distract or confuse the reader.

The interface is clear and intuitive--students and professors alike will navigate it with ease. 

Grammatical Errors

The text contains no grammatical errors.

No grammatical errors were observed in the evaluation 

Cultural Relevance

The text is not culturally insensitive or offensive in any way. It should make use of examples that are inclusive of a variety of races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

By presenting a wide variety of scholarly view points and including various mnewer approaches, this resource avoids bias and gives a complicated and nuanced view of Shakespeare and his works.