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Featured English Video for Term 2, 2019

Prospero and Caliban

The Tempest

Two key characters in ‘The Tempest’ are Prospero and Caliban. This video explores the relationship between the dominating, magical ruler of the island and his slave, who is dismissed by some as a monster. But both are very complex and conflicted characters, and central to the play’s themes and sub-texts. Middle to senior level students of English and Literature will find this an engaging and informative resource.

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Animal Farm

Part biography, part history lesson, this clip provides an introduction to Animal Farm prior to studying the novel. Information on George Orwell's life experiences and beliefs shed light on his motives for writing this powerful classic. Allegory, totalitarianism and communism are explained.

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Shakespeare's World

The Life and Times of Shakespeare

Positioning Shakespeare historically and geographically is a must if we are to appreciate his works. This study opens in the wider context of Elizabethan and Jacobean England and narrows to Shakespeare’s familial, personal and creative profile. We also nail down the main forms and genres in which he wrote, along with key techniques such as iambic pentameter.

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Prospero and Caliban

The Tempest

Two key characters in 'The Tempest' are Prospero and Caliban. This video explores the relationship between the dominating, magical ruler of the island and his slave, who is dismissed by some as a monster. But both are very complex and conflicted characters, and central to the play’s themes and sub-texts.

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