Category Archives: Excellence in Literature: The Curriculum
Here is the trailer for The Knights of the Round Table (1953) with Robert Taylor, Mel Ferrer, and Ava Gardner.
Benjamin Bagby’s Beowulf recitation uses voice, gestures, and Anglo-saxon harp to bring the ancient epic poem to life. This short clip from the DVD of Bagby’s performance features an intense battle scene.
You can hear Virginia Woolf talking about words, the English language, and the difficulties of writing in this BBC broadcast from 1937.
Videos referenced in World Literature (E5): Unit 1 Ancient Greek Music – Macedonia: http://excellence-in-literature.com/world-lit/e5-resources/ancient-greek-music-macedonia Unit 4 Recitation of Dante’s Inferno (5th canto) in the original Italian: http://excellence-in-literature.com/world-lit/e5-resources/recitation-of-dantes-inferno-by-roberto-benigni Unit 6 Placido Domingo sings La Marseillaise: http://excellence-in-literature.com/world-lit/e5-resources/la-marseillaise-sung-by-placido-domingo Band version of La Marseillaise, … Continue reading
Videos referenced in British Literature (E4): Unit 1 Beowulf battle scene performed by Benjamin Bagby: http://excellence-in-literature.com/british-lit/e4-resources/beowulf-battle-scene-performed-by-benjamin-bagby Unit 3 Knights of the Round Table 1953 movie trailer: http://excellence-in-literature.com/british-lit/e4-resources/knights-of-the-round-table-1953-movie-trailer Unit 7 Great Expectations 1946 film: http://excellence-in-literature.com/british-lit/e4-resources/great-expectations-1946-film Unit 9 Virginia Woolf (audio recording): … Continue reading
No coward soul is mine by Emily Brontë No coward soul is mine, No trembler in the world’s storm-troubled sphere: I see Heaven’s glories shine, And faith shines equal, arming me from fear. O God within my breast, Almighty, … Continue reading
Evangeline, Part One A Tale of Acadie by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow This lengthy poem is based on the story of the Acadians’ expulsion from their homeland. The Maine Historical Society provides a helpful summary of the historical background, the … Continue reading
Evangeline, Part Two A Tale of Acadie by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow If you missed Part One, you can find it here: http://excellence-in-literature.com/american-lit/e3-resources/evangeline-part-one-by-longfellow PART THE SECOND. I. MANY a weary year had passed since the burning of Grand-Pré, When … Continue reading
Honors Texts for World Literature (E5) The Honors Track involves additional reading and writing. Or if you’ve already read a focus text for a unit, don’t worry, just substitute an honors text! For E5 Focus Texts and purchasing info for … Continue reading