Category Archives: E4-Resources

Lord Byron Biography

George Gordon, Lord Byron Biography Overview of Byron’s life Parents and birth Raised by his mother First love Pigots and poetry Out on his own Criticism and triumph House of Lords Travels across Europe Return to England “Childe Harold” and … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning Bio 1911 EB

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Biography Family history and upbringing Meeting other poets Health troubles Praise and correspondence Browning’s courtship A secret wedding Published poetry Politics and posterity “God took her” Overview of married life and poetry Sources Family history and upbringing … Continue reading

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Robert Browning Bio 1911 EB

Robert Browning Biography Family background Early career & personality First major poems (Paracelsus and Sordello) Dramatic works Expanding poetic repertoire Marriage Browning’s masterpiece: The Ring and the Book Growing fame Later writings Beliefs (religious and moral) End of life Comparison … Continue reading

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The Nightingale English Madrigal sung by GRCC

The madrigal was a type of secular Renaissance music, which would have been familiar to writers such as Edmund Spenser. Listen to the way the different parts intertwine in this recording of the English madrigal “The Nightingale” by Thomas Weelkes, … Continue reading

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Virginia Woolf Resources

Virginia Woolf Resources Listen to Virginia Woolf’s voice: http://excellence-in-literature.com/british-lit/e4-resources/virginia-woolf-radio-recording Study guide for To The Lighthouse: http://excellence-in-literature.com/british-lit/e4-resources/to-the-lighthouse-study-guide-by-cathy-decker About the photograph: T. S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf were friends for many years and influenced each other’s works. T.S. Eliot Resources Related Content:Virginia … Continue reading

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1995 Pride and Prejudice Fan Trailer

This “trailer” (unofficial, made by a fan for fun) gives a peek into the 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice. Enjoy! Other British Literature (E4) videos Related Content:British Literature Videos Videos referenced in British Literature (E4): Unit 1 Beowulf battle…Knights … Continue reading

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Let the Bright Seraphim by Handel from Samson opera

Many musical works are inspired by or based upon John Milton’s writing, including the opera “Samson” by George Frederic Handel. Here’s a piece from this opera: “Let the Bright Seraphim.” Kathleen Battle, Soprano Wynton Marsalis, Trumpet Orchestra of St. Luke’s … Continue reading

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Thomas Tallis Medieval Music sung by Lumina

Thomas Tallis was a medieval composer. You may listen to one of his compositions in the video below from the talented Lumina Vocal Ensemble. Credits: If ye love me, a motet from the English Renaissance by Thomas Tallis (1505-1585), composer … Continue reading

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Olivier King Lear video excerpt

Here is a brief snippet from the beginning of the BBC King Lear production starring Laurence Olivier as Lear. Because this is a play, you must watch it in order to fully understand it. You may want to watch it … Continue reading

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King Lear Video of Stage Performance

King Lear on stage: The first 15 minutes of Trinity Theatre Company’s production of “King Lear”, directed by Francesca Gilpin and starring Michael Elliot in the title role. Other British Literature (E4) videos Related Content:Olivier King Lear video excerpt Here … Continue reading

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