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Speaking the bright and beautiful English of Shakespeare, Ben Crystal

Speaking the bright and beautiful English of Shakespeare, Ben Crystal
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Why Shakespeare loved iambic pentameter - David T. Freeman and Gregory Taylor | TED-Ed While interesting to explore in his plays, the idea of Shakespeare as a poet isn’t new. He wrote many poems. Most famously, he penned 154 sonnets that are often as studied and celebrated as his plays. If it’s the words themselves that grab you, take a plunge down the rabbit hole of Open Source Shakespeare: a beautiful marriage of the bard and technology that allows you to search every poem and play Shakespeare ever wrote for individual words and phrases. You’ve seen some of the similarities between Shakespeare’s meter and music. If all of this wordplay makes you want to get up on your feet and speak the words, you should research the English Speaking Union’s National Shakespeare Competition – an annual recitation competition featuring some of Shakespeare’s greatest speeches. Want even more Shakespeare?

Visit Shakespeare’s London at FIU’s new virtual reality facility It’s 1598, and you’re on your way to the Globe Theater to watch one of Shakespeare’s plays. You walk along the dirt roads and the green fields of London and you realize you can see the London Bridge in the distance. A vagabond asks you for a coin, and you find the village houses and the town market bustling with customers. This is a virtual world created by a multidisciplinary team of FIU students – and you can immerse yourself in this time-travel journey starting Jan. 29 when the I-CAVE opens at Modesto A. The I-CAVE, short for Integrated Computer Augmented Virtual Environment, is a new facility composed of five 9-by-5 foot, high-resolution screens arranged in a hexagonal pattern. “The goal of the project is to recreate the experience of what it must have been like to see a play in Shakespeare’s era,” says David Frisch, the project manager and a graduate student in English Literature. How it works Both faculty and students can request to use the I-CAVE for class trips and projects.

Simple Past [VERB+ed] or irregular verbs Examples: You called Debbie. Did you call Debbie? Complete List of Simple Past Forms USE 1 Completed Action in the Past Use the Simple Past to express the idea that an action started and finished at a specific time in the past. I saw a movie yesterday. USE 2 A Series of Completed Actions We use the Simple Past to list a series of completed actions in the past. I finished work, walked to the beach, and found a nice place to swim. USE 3 Duration in Past The Simple Past can be used with a duration which starts and stops in the past. I lived in Brazil for two years. USE 4 Habits in the Past The Simple Past can also be used to describe a habit which stopped in the past. I studied French when I was a child. USE 5 Past Facts or Generalizations The Simple Past can also be used to describe past facts or generalizations which are no longer true. She was shy as a child, but now she is very outgoing. IMPORTANT When-Clauses Happen First Example: You just called Debbie.

Breaking the Masonic Code of SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS Breaking the Masonic Code of SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS By Richard Allan WagnerCopyright © 2013 Hopefully you, the reader, have come into this discourse as a reasonable and unbiased individual—a seeker of Truth. If you’re not already aware, there exists much controversy and debate over who actually wrote the works attributed to the highly mysterious author known as “William Shakespeare”. Yes, the vast majority of people on the planet have generally (and unknowingly) accepted the premise that a man named “William Shakespeare” (of Stratford) wrote the literary works attributed to him. If you’re not already familiar with the traditional arguments regarding the Shakespeare authorship, may I suggest you freely read my book: The LOST SECRET of William Shakespeare ( And visit: The Shakespearean works consist of a vast infrastructure of encryption—all of which rely on the precision and beauty of Numbers. Johnson states: “Mr. The “E.

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E. A. Abbott, A Shakespearean Grammar, PREFACE TO THIRD EDITION. THE success which has attended the First and Second Editions of the SHAKESPEARIAN GRAMMAR, and the demand for a Third Edition within a year of the publication of the First, has encouraged the Author to endeavour to make the work somewhat more useful, and to render it, as far as possible, a complete book of reference for all difficulties of Shakespearian syntax or prosody. For this purpose the whole of Shakespeare has been re-read, and an attempt has been made to include within this Edition the explanation of every idiomatic difficulty (where the text is not confessedly corrupt) that comes within the province of a grammar as distinct from a glossary. The great object being to make a useful book of reference for students, and especially for classes in schools, several Plays have been indexed so fully that with the aid of a glossary and historical notes the references will serve for a complete commentary. E.

Using Film Clips to Teach Shakespeare | Folger SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY “Double, double, toil and trouble / Fire burn and cauldron bubble.”: The Weird Sisters (Andrew Zox, Cleo House, Jr., and Eric Hissom) in Macbeth at Folger Theatre (2008). Folger Shakespeare Library. By Chris Lavold If you are a fan of Folger Education, you are well aware of the focus on performance-based teaching and how getting kids up on their feet is an effective way to understand and appreciate Shakespeare’s plays. I have found that an excellent complement to this is to view film clips of performances to generate intelligent class discussions. Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production…), evaluating how each version interprets the source text. The clips I mostly use are from the Folger 2008 production and the Polanski 1971 film. On video analysis days, my class uses Michael LoMonico’s video expert sheet. The true magic of the activity occurs after students have viewed the clip(s) and completed their tasks.

Past Simple or Present Perfect 1 Choose the past simple or the present perfect. Click here to review how to make the past simple.Click here to review how to make the present perfect.Click here to return to the list of English grammar exercises.Download this exercise in PDF.Need more exercises? Try Perfect English Grammar Plus! Click here to learn more. Change the verb into the correct form of the past simple or present perfect Go to the main grammar exercises page Welcome toPerfect English Grammar! Welcome!

M. W. MacCallum, Shakespeare's Roman Plays and their Background, Preface, chapter 1, section 1 Shakespeare's Roman plays may be regarded as forming a group by themselves, less because they make use of practically the same authority and deal with similar subjects, than because they follow the same method of treatment, and that method is to a great extent peculiar to themselves. They have points of contact with the English histories, they have points of contact with the free tragedies, but they are not quite on a line with either class. It seems, therefore, possible and desirable to discuss them separately. In doing so I have tried to keep myself abreast of the literature on the subject; which is no easy task when one lives at so great a distance from European libraries, and can go home only on hurried and infrequent visits. I hope, however, that there is no serious gap in the list of authorities I have consulted. The particular obligations of which I am conscious I have indicated in detail. The essay on Amyot needs less apology. Of North, even after Mr. M. University of Sydney,

Macbeth Lesson Plans, Macbeth Quizzes, Help with Macbeth, Macbeth Resources, Macbeth and witches Macbeth Macbeth Links Comprehensive PowerPoint Presentation on Macbeth - 144 slides Quizzes - Quotes - Characters Imagery - Themes - YouTube Videos Available for Immediate Download Biblical Influences on Shakespeare's Macbeth Bloody Tyrant or Benevolent King: Will the Real Macbeth Please Stand Up? Cawdor Castle Character Analysis of Macbeth: What Drives Macbeth to Acts of Violence and Murder? The Coming of Age - Essay on Macbeth Enjoying Macbeth, by Ed Friedlander, M.D. EVIL: A Transgression of Nature in Shakespeare's Macbeth - Essay Freud on the Macbeths Introduction to Macbeth - Ian Johnston Macbeth - a Google Earth LitTrip Macbeth - BBC BiteSize Macbeth - SparkNotes Macbeth, an Analysis - Macbeth - The Graphic Novel Three Witches (1783) • Henry Fuseli Macbeth for the Age of Bush Macbeth in 96 Seconds Macbeth in a Nutshell - Shmoop Macbeth Navigator Macbeth Unplugged - annotated online version Macbeth's Curse: Link Between Sleeplessness And Paranoia Identified

My Favourite Sites for Teaching Phrasal Verbs by Janet Bianchini Posted by janetbianchini on Sunday, April 4th 2010 Part of the Cool Sites series An Xtranormal Kind of Introduction Teaching phrasal verbs is my favourite activity of all! I encourage them to chill out during the lessons if I see they look a bit stressed out. Slideshare Below is an example of a Powerpoint presentation converted to Slideshare. Bookr Bookr by Pim Pam Pum is a nice tool for exploiting images to enhance your phrasal verbs lessons. Dvolver This is a great site for dialogue exploitation. Go! This is another cool site for creating animations. Getting Down to Phrasals by Janet Bianchini Create your own at The ZimmerTwins I registered on the ZimmerTwins site for the purpose of researching for this post. Have a look at Phrasals in the Jungle! ToonDo I love ToonDo because it’s easy to create cartoons for any topic you like. Create your own Toon! PhotoPeach The last on my list of favourite e-tools to make teaching and learning phrasal verbs fun is PhotoPeach.