British Literature Videos

Videos referenced in British Literature (E4):

Unit 1

Beowulf battle scene performed by Benjamin Bagby

Unit 2

Music by the medieval composer Thomas Tallis

Unit 3

Audio recording of English madrigal song “The Nightingale”

Knights of the Round Table 1953 movie trailer

The Sword in the Stone (Disney version of the King Arthur tale) movie trailer

Unit 4

Short clip of Laurence Olivier playing King Lear

Unit 5

Music inspired by Milton’s Paradise Lost

Six Centuries of Verse, a television series hosted by John Gielgud, features Ian Richardson discussing and performing works from John Milton (video is after poem & author bio)

Unit 6

Fan “trailer” for 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice

Unit 7

Short (audio) recording of poet Robert Browning’s voice, plus a modern video animation

Great Expectations 1946 film

Unit 8

Wuthering Heights 1939 movie trailer

Unit 9

Virginia Woolf (audio recording)

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Videos for other levels of Excellence in Literature

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