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Drama - 60 Second Shakespeare - Shakespeare's plays, themes and characters

Drama - 60 Second Shakespeare - Shakespeare's plays, themes and characters

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Romeo and Juliet: Plot Overview In the streets of Verona another brawl breaks out between the servants of the feuding noble families of Capulet and Montague. Benvolio, a Montague, tries to stop the fighting, but is himself embroiled when the rash Capulet, Tybalt, arrives on the scene. After citizens outraged by the constant violence beat back the warring factions, Prince Escalus, the ruler of Verona, attempts to prevent any further conflicts between the families by decreeing death for any individual who disturbs the peace in the future. Romeo, the son of Montague, runs into his cousin Benvolio, who had earlier seen Romeo moping in a grove of sycamores. webenglish Warm-up Introduction to Shakespeare (<2:00) Pictures and phrases introducing main topics around a Shakespeare ThemeShakespeare Lives in 2016 (2:36) Introducing the year of celebration, 400 years after S’s deathIs Shakespeare Relevant to Modern Audiences? (1:49) Introductory Video, created using PowToon Songs Horrible Histories William Shakespeare Song A version with Lyrics hereGod, I Hate Shakespeare Funny song, with lyricsShakespeare In Love by Layla Kaylif, with lyricsShakespeare by Miranda Cosgrove, with lyrics

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? (Sonnet 18) read poems by this poet William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564, in Stratford-on-Avon. The son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden, he was probably educated at the King Edward VI Grammar School in Stratford, where he learned Latin and a little Greek and read the Roman dramatists. At eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, a woman seven or eight years his senior. Shakespeare's Sonnets All the sonnets are provided here, with descriptive commentary attached to each one, giving explanations of difficult and unfamiliar words and phrases, and with a full analysis of any special problems of interpretation which arise. Sonnets by other Elizabethan poets are also included, Spenser, Sidney, Drayton and a few other minor authors. The poems of Sir Thomas Wyatt are also given, with both old and modern spelling versions, and with brief notes provided.

englishclassinperformance Welcome to the English Class in Performance website. Here, you will find abridged versions of Shakespeare's plays, edited and with added stage directions in order to be easily performed or studied by a high school English class. They are free to use and distribute subject to the liscence given at the bottom of the page. Learning by Doing The story of English Class in Performance begins with one man and his revolutionary way to help students understand Shakespeare. Lord of the Flies Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates Lord of the Flies Play the Lord of the Flies Game From William Shakespeare to Henry VIII: The most visited grave sites in Britain revealed The remains of Richard III were laid to rest at Leicester Cathedral Famous resting places make popular tourist spots all over the UKShakespeare fans flock to his grave site at Stratford-upon-Avon A memorial statue for Pocahontas is visited by tourists at Gravesend By Emily Payne for MailOnline Published: 16:26 GMT, 26 March 2015 | Updated: 17:55 GMT, 26 March 2015 King Richard III was laid to rest in a ceremony at Leicester Cathedral today, and his final resting place is sure to become Britain's newest tourist attraction.

Ten ways in which Shakespeare changed the world Back in 2012, the British Library displayed a rare book that attracted as much media attention as a Gutenberg Bible. It was a mass-produced edition of a text once owned by Nelson Mandela, inked with his pen. Mandela had kept this volume by his bedside for more than 20 years and it had sustained him through his darkest hours on Robben Island. Sometimes he had read aloud from it to his cellmates.

Our Lady of Sorrows — The Atlantic Willfully unaware of the facts of her professional life, listeners persist in thinking that Billie Holiday felt their pain. FEW people alive today, even among her most ardent fans, have heard Billie Holiday other than on recordings or seen her other than in photographs and random film clips. Holiday was eighteen years old and a worldly former prostitute when she recorded "Your Mother's Son-in-Law" with Benny Goodman in 1933; she died from the cumulative effects of heroin and alcohol in 1959, a ravaged forty-four. Yet with the obvious exception of Frank Sinatra, who was born in the same year as Holiday but outlived her by almost four decades, no other recording artist from the first half of the twentieth century seems more real to us -- more like our contemporary. Jazz aficionados have always enjoyed nothing more than debating the relative merits of different performers.

Shakespeare's last act: a torrent of twisted fantasies Most of us think of Shakespeare as an Elizabethan. It’s almost impossible not to. Try imagining Shakespeare in Love ending with a cameo appearance by Simon Russell Beale as King James rather than with Judi Dench’s Queen Elizabeth. But Shakespeare was as much a Jacobean writer as he was an Elizabethan one, and to forget that is to distort the trajectory of his career and play down the quite different set of challenges he faced in the decade following the death of Elizabeth in 1603. It wasn’t long before he was called to appear in this role, first perhaps as part of the royal procession when James toured his new capital in 1604, and again later that year when a peace treaty with Spain, England’s long-feared enemy, was negotiated in London.

40 Excellent Short Stories For Middle School Middle school is a funny place. Students can be mature and insightful one minute, obtuse and petulant the next. Yet even the most resistant scholar will enjoy a good story. Behold, a happy poet - Features - Books - The Independent Twenty two years after the publication of Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis, the collection that shot her into what passes in the poetry world for a stratosphere, and 16 years after Serious Concerns, a book about disappointment that struck a chord so deep that it has sold more than 180,000 copies, Wendy Cope is happy. She has a sheen she didn't have when I first met her 20 years ago. You could call it poise, you could call it elegance but actually, I think it's just happiness. Happiness and love. Her new book, Two Cures for Love: Selected Poems 1979-2006 (Faber & Faber, 12.99) takes its title from a poem in Serious Concerns which addresses, with Copeian brevity, the tricky issue of how to recover from that immobilising mental and physical condition called being in love. "Don't see him.

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