Shakespeare and the Bridewell Archives

Department of English and Creative Writing, University of Chichester

This module aims to add to students´ contextual knowledge of Shakespeare, to develop student skills in reading primary sources, through the searching of the Elizabethan and Jacobean Bridewell Hospital archives for cases of individual suffering or criminality that chime especially effectively with some of Shakespeare´s plays.

Keywords

english; reading skills; student research; information literacy; collaboration; shakespeare

Project details

Institution: University of Chichester
Department: Department of English and Creative Writing
Project title: Shakespeare and the Bridewell Archives
Dates of implementation: Autumn/Winter 2009

Project Leader

Dr. Duncan Salkeld