Will the Real William Shakespeare Please Stand Up?

By Maryann Yin 

Was William Shakespeare actually the writer that many believe him to be? The video embedded above features a four-minute lesson on whether or not the great English playwright actually wrote his plays.

Natalya St. Clair and Aaron Williams collaborated together as the educators for this project. Over at the TED-Ed website, writers can access a quiz, a discussion board, and more resources.

In the past, the TED-Ed team has created short animated films tackling subjects such as Shakespearean insults, dating tips from The Bard, and iambic pentameter. What’s your favorite Shakespearean play?