Chapter 4. Questions That Have No Answers

  1. G. B. Shand Senior Scholar graduate supervisor
  1. Alexander Leggatt Professor

Published Online: 26 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303193.ch4

Teaching Shakespeare: Passing it On

Teaching Shakespeare: Passing it On

How to Cite

Leggatt, A. (2008) Questions That Have No Answers, in Teaching Shakespeare: Passing it On (ed G. B. Shand), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303193.ch4

Editor Information

  1. York University's Glendon College, Canada

Author Information

  1. University College, University of Toronto, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 29 AUG 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405140454

Online ISBN: 9781444303193



  • questions that have no answers;
  • asking questions is a standard way to get the class discussion going;
  • Milton seminar - class members arguing about Paradise Lost – still hungry for reasons;
  • two interesting puzzles in Hamlet;
  • Why can't Gertrude see the Ghost?;
  • students reactions to the ending of The Winter's Tale;
  • Shakespeare - an actor who wrote for actors;
  • stage of rehearsal - where choices open and freely explored as in a class room