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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 LAMB, (1775–1834), English essayist and critic, was … Continue reading

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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 link to more as they come … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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 William Shakespeare, created by Cedric Messina … 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

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Tempest Overture Tchaikovsky

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

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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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