Tagged: shakespeare

Charles Lamb Biography

Charles Lamb was a respected British essayist and poet, but he seems to be best remembered for his co-authorship with his sister Mary of Tales from Shakespeare.  Charles Lamb Biography Birth and Education CHARLES...

April poems with a painting by Albert Gottscchalk

April poems

April poems, spring poems — there are so many that it’s not easy to choose just a few to feature here. For now, I’ve chosen to offer just a few; we will add or...

Shakespeare Resources

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...

Ian McKellen Analyzes Shakespeare

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...

Julius Caesar Video

Julius Caesar Video

Here’s a video of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, performed on BBC Shakespeare. Enjoy! More details about this production: The BBC Television Shakespeare is a series of British television adaptations of the plays of...

Olivier King Lear video excerpt

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....

King Lear Video of Stage Performance

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

Tempest Overture Tchaikovsky

Tempest Overture Tchaikovsky

Toscanini conducts Tchaikovsky’s overture for The Tempest, on NBC in 1944. Other Introduction to Literature (E1) videos

Level E4 Resource Updates

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...