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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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EIL 4.4 King Lear Context

British Literature Module 4.4 Study Guide: British Literature (Excellence in Literature, English 4) Focus Text: King Lear by William Shakespeare You will need the text (Ignatius Critical Edition recommended), as well as a video of this play. Printable: http://publicliterature.org/books/king_lear/xaa.php – May not be working properly … Continue reading

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The Seven Ages of Man

  “All the World’s a Stage:” the Seven Ages of Man monologue from As You Like It by William Shakespeare All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, … Continue reading

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EIL 2.7 Shakespeare Context

Literature and Composition Module 2.7 Julius Caesar Study Guide: Literature and Composition (Excellence in Literature, English 2) Focus Text Module 7: Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare Honors: King John by William Shakespeare Audiobook: http://amzn.to/2s2fREk EIL 2.7 Context Resource Links These links represent only the online … Continue reading

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EIL 1.8 Shakespeare Context

Introduction to Literature Module 1.8 The Tempest Study Guide: Introduction to Literature (Excellence in Literature, English 1) Focus Text The Tempest by William Shakespeare Honors: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare NOTE: This is a play, written to be seen and heard. I strongly recommend watching or … Continue reading

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EIL 2.8 Scott Context

Literature and Composition Module 2.8 Ivanhoe Study Guide: Literature and Composition (Excellence in Literature, English 2) Focus Text Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott Honors: Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare or Rob Roy by Scott  Audiobook: http://amzn.to/2qIHWwu EIL 2.8 Context Resource Links These links … 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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Cultivating a Pleasant Speaking Voice

When teaching the art of recitation or rhetoric, we sometimes forget to teach one element essential for confident presentation: a pleasant, well-modulated speaking voice. A timid, squeaky, mumbling, or breathy voice is not only be tiring to use, but can be a social and business liability. Here are a few ideas for cultivating a pleasant, well-modulated speaking voice. Continue reading

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Level 2 Resource Updates

Literature and Composition Updates Due to the ever-changing nature of the Internet, online resources often move unexpectedly to new addresses. Here are the most recent updates for Level 2: Literature and Composition. Module 1 (E2.1) Poetry: Richard Austin’s recitations of … Continue reading

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Level E4 Resource Updates

British Literature Updates Due to the ever-changing nature of the Internet, online resources sometimes move unexpectedly to new addresses. Here are the most recent updates for Level 4: British Literature. Remember, you can always type a few words into the search … Continue reading

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