Category Archives: English 5: World Literature
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
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
English V: World Literature Available for purchase at: http://everyday-education.com/literature/eng5.shtml What does World Literature cover? World Literature is a college-prep literature survey course. Focus works, including novels, short stories, poems, and drama, have been selected for literary quality, and for their … Continue reading
A Letter to Students on Why We Read The Odyssey Tuesday, March 9, 2010 By Deborah Stokol I’ve been full-time substitute teaching English at Harvard-Westlake, my Alma mater, for six weeks now, lecturing on The Odyssey and covering Creative Writing. … Continue reading
The soundtrack for Out of Africa has beautiful and evocative music. Get it from your library or bookstore and listen to it as you study. You can listen to an excerpt in the video below.
The entire 1926 movie of Goethe’s Faust is available with English subtitles on YouTube, posted by “djihenn.” This is a silent film, with music composed and conducted by Timothy Brock and performed by the Olympia Chamber Orchestra. Since images and … Continue reading
This is a video clip of an opera performance of Faust. Because images and characters from Faust can (and should) be disturbing, these clips are totally optional.
Listen to Robert Schumann’s Faust Overture.
Hector Berlioz’s piece “The Damnation of Faust,” conducted by Herbert von Karajan.
Listen to Richard Wagner’s Faust Overture: