Tertiary Catalogue

Arts and Culture


American Pop Art: Popular Culture and Paparazzi

Art Movements in Context

American pop artists such as Andy Warhol were inspired by their firsthand experiences of mass production and consumerism. This video explores the historical context behind the birth of American Pop Art, from its beginnings in the post-war...Show More

Surrealism: More Than Melting Clocks

Art Movements in Context

Surrealist artists such as Salvador Dalí created art that reflected the horrors of war and the traumas buried in the unconscious mind. This video explores the historical context behind the rise of Surrealism, discussing ideas and events such as...Show More

American Abstract Expressionism: The Cold War and the CIA

Art Movements in Context

Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson Pollock represented the liberal ideals of freedom of speech and self-expression in the United States. This video explores the historical context behind the birth of American Abstract Expressionism,...Show More
The Great Gatsby in Context

The Great Gatsby in Context

Literary Contexts: American Literature

The period following World War I was an era of widespread prosperity in the United States. Long Island, New York, became the playground of the privileged, exemplifying the excesses of the Jazz Age. This video investigates how the concept of the...Show More
A Streetcar Named Desire in Context

A Streetcar Named Desire in Context

Literary Contexts: American Literature

By the mid-20th century, New Orleans had gone from a city modernised by the Jazz Age to a hub of poverty and crime. While middle-class Americans thrived, poor and marginalised segments of the population continued to struggle. This video explores...Show More
In Cold Blood in Context

In Cold Blood in Context

Literary Contexts: American Literature

The economic prosperity that swept the United States post-World War II changed lifestyles and attitudes greatly. The tragic murder of the Clutters, the epitome of the ideal American family, showed how the American Dream could go terribly wrong....Show More
Death of a Salesman in Context

Death of a Salesman in Context

Literary Contexts: American Literature

By the 1940s, the travelling salesman had become a familiar part of American life and Americans were relishing their newfound economic prosperity. But beneath the country’s mask of economic contentment, many fears and anxieties continued to...Show More
Historical Context of Macbeth

Historical Context of Macbeth

Shakespeare in Conversation: Macbeth

Like all works of literature, ‘Macbeth’ is a reflection of the time in which it was written. This video discusses the historical context of the play, including the ascension of James I, the Globe Theatre and how audiences would have responded...Show More
The Queen, My Lord, Is Dead: The Relationship's Demise

The Queen, My Lord, Is Dead: The Relationship's Demise

Shakespeare in Conversation: Macbeth

A central component of the ‘Scottish Play’ is the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. This video explores the nature and deterioration of their relationship in two key scenes: Act 3, Scene 4 and Act 5, Scene 5. Valuable insights...Show More
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth: A Scene Study

Macbeth and Lady Macbeth: A Scene Study

Shakespeare in Conversation: Macbeth

At the heart of the ‘Scottish Play’ are the characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth and their relationship. This video discusses one of their key scenes - Act 1, Scene 7 – explaining the meaning of the scene and discussing the language used...Show More
Why Study Macbeth?

Why Study Macbeth?

Shakespeare in Conversation: Macbeth

Over 400 years after Shakespeare’s death, his plays continue to be studied, discussed and performed around the world. This video delves into the literary devices used in ‘Macbeth’ and its major themes, explaining how they contribute to the...Show More
Stretching

Stretching

Performing Arts

A short video demonstrating how to safely perform a basic stretches. These are an addition to the basic warm up routine.
Basic Ballet

Basic Ballet

Performing Arts

A short video demonstrating basic ballet positions.
Learning Lines

Learning Lines

Performing Arts

A short video on how to learn lines.
Dealing with Stage Fright

Dealing with Stage Fright

Performing Arts

A short video about dealing with stage fright. Includes tips and techniques.
Warm Up

Warm Up

Performing Arts

A short video demonstrating how to perform a basic warm up.
Vocal Warmups

Vocal Warmups

Performing Arts

This video demonstrates basic singing skills for actors.
Singing for Actors

Singing for Actors

Performing Arts

This video demonstrates basic singing skills for actors.
Preparation for a Performance

Preparation for a Performance

Performing Arts

This video looks at how you can prepare yourself for a performance.
Choreographing a Routine

Choreographing a Routine

Performing Arts

This video demonstrates how to choreograph a routine.
Basic Acting Skills

Basic Acting Skills

Performing Arts

This video looks at an introduction to basic acting skills.
Rear Window in Context

Rear Window in Context

Literary Contexts: Mid-Century Texts

The 1930s and ‘40s saw a wave of European film directors emigrate to the US. In the same period, anti-communist hysteria due to Cold War tensions swept across the US and paranoia became commonplace. This video delves into the historical context...Show More
Fahrenheit 451 in Context

Fahrenheit 451 in Context

Literary Contexts: Mid-Century Texts

During and after the Second World War, political and nationalistic sentiments saw the burning and removal of books as part of reality. Post-WWII, economic prosperity in the US saw print media give way to new technologies and trends. This video...Show More
Jane Eyre in Context

Jane Eyre in Context

Literary Contexts: 19th Century Fiction

The lives of women in Victorian Britain were marked by limited opportunities and strict expectations regarding their behaviour. Poor understanding of mental illness and strong beliefs surrounding religious morality influenced society’s...Show More
The Sign of Four in Context

The Sign of Four in Context

Literary Contexts: 19th Century Fiction

Police approaches towards the investigation of crimes changed greatly in the 19th century. In London, there was an explosion in the number of detectives and true crime stories experienced a surge in popularity. This programme delves into the...Show More