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Shakespeare Resources

Shakespeare Resources Why do William Shakespeare’s plays still touch us today? This Renaissance playwright, poet, and actor had a unique way with words and a timeless grasp of human nature.  His works are considered to be some of the greatest … Continue reading

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Hermitage Video Tour

Gary Bembridge offers a short video tour of the beautiful Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The State Hermitage Museum is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. One of the largest and oldest museums in the world, it was founded in 1764 by Catherine … Continue reading

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Fitzgerald Audio Recordings

F. Scott Fitzgerald Audio Recordings Listen to these 1940s recordings of F. Scott Fitzgerald reading and reciting famous literature — he has a magnificent, magical voice that seems to give insight into his works and personality. Note that in both … Continue reading

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Silence by Edgar Allan Poe

Silence by Edgar Allan Poe Silence There are some qualities—some incorporate things, That have a double life, which thus is made A type of that twin entity which springs From matter and light, evinced in solid and shade. There is … Continue reading

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Ian McKellen Analyzes Shakespeare

From British television, c. 1979: Actor Sir Ian McKellen analyzes Macbeth’s soliloquy “Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow” as an example of how Shakespeare’s plays should be acted (and understood by the audience). McKellen is a master of his craft—don’t miss … Continue reading

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Dr. Mahfood Dante Videos Index

Dr. Sebastian Mahfood has kindly shared these Dante videos with us: he has made a short video reflection on each canto of Dante’s Inferno. We hope you find these helpful in your studies. If you are interested in Purgatorio and … Continue reading

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Cantos 32 to 34 Dante videos Mahfood

Dr. Mahfood reflects on cantos 32-34, which cover Circle 9 of Hell in Dante’s Inferno. Please be aware that this is a challenging work with complex and mature themes. These optional video explanations contain vintage illustrations that may be disturbing, … Continue reading

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Cantos 18 to 31 Dante videos Mahfood

Dr. Mahfood reflects on cantos 18 – 31, which cover Circle 8 of Hell in Dante’s Inferno. Please be aware that this is a challenging work with complex and mature themes. These optional video explanations contain vintage illustrations that may … Continue reading

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Cantos 12 to 17 Dante videos Mahfood

Dr. Mahfood reflects on cantos 12 – 17, which cover Circle 7 of Hell in Dante’s Inferno. (See the end of Canto 11 for the entrance into Circle 7.) Please be aware that this is a challenging work with complex … Continue reading

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Cantos 4 to 11 Dante Videos Mahfood

Dr. Mahfood reflects on cantos 4 – 11, which go through Circles 1-6 of Hell in Dante’s Inferno. Please be aware that this is a challenging work with complex and mature themes. These optional video explanations contain vintage illustrations that … Continue reading

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