1. From your study of the lecture and the online materials about Shakespeare’s biography, argue for or against the assertion “William Shakespeare from Stratford-upon-Avon” wrote the plays that are attributed to him.” Be sure to give evidence and cite sources in support of your view.
2. What changes did various conventions and settings of Elizabethan drama—the purpose-built theater building and its elements, the five-act structure, props, special effects, and the soliloquy—make on the medium of drama? (Pick one or two conventions or aspects of the setting to discuss).