This is why for decades and centuries - long after their authors have gone silent - the writings of Dante, Shakespeare, and Austen, among so many other vital voices, will continue to captivate readers and comment upon life. Literature has innumerable qualities and purposes and can open doors to unique situations and worlds which are never wholly removed from our own.
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New collections Playwrights Canada Press The Playwrights Canada Press collection features over plays from established and emerging Canadian playwrights. Bernard, Jordan Tannahill, and Judith Thompson. Playwrights Canada Press titles are taught in university and college drama and English courses, as well as in high-school classrooms across Canada, the US, and internationally.
The plays cover a broad range of topical subjects including the Arab-Israeli conflict, homophobia, political corruption, Muslim identity, global financial crisis, being an immigrant, war in Bosnia, social media, Iran, Yugoslavia, Africa, and refugees. Highlights of the collection include: Starting in the yearthis continuous story of monarchy follows events during sixteen years of dynastic and political power play.
The African American literary icon Richard Wright (b. –d. ) began his life as the son of sharecroppers on a Mississippi cotton plantation in , but he managed to overcome the tremendous obstacles of racism and poverty and transform himself into an internationally famous writer by the time of his death in Paris in A summary of Part I: Chapters 12–14 in Richard Wright's Black Boy. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Black Boy and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Brautigan > The Abortion This node of the American Dust website (formerly Brautigan Bibliography and Archive) provides comprehensive information about Richard Brautigan's novel The Abortion: An Historical Romance Published in , this was Brautigan's fourth published novel. Publication and background information is .
Kings, with their families and followers, are threatened by rebellion and conflict. The Hollow Crown Series 2: The Wars of the Roses, featuring Henry VI in two parts and Richard III, tells the story of an exceptionally turbulent period in British history that acutely resonates with the political events of today.
An incendiary tale of race, madness and struggle for power. Audio Plays from L. Theatre Works Who are L. The Battle for the Pentagon Papers.
How will it benefit students? Audio plays have their own particular quality, allowing the listener to experience the emotional power of the play, deepen their understanding of themes and characters and involve their own imagination while the sound brings the text to life.
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Theatre Works has proven to be original, exciting and The collection will be updated with future productions. Shakespeare and Early Modern Video Collection including: Includes four critically acclaimed and visually stunning stage productions by Stage on Screen: Each film is accompanied by filmed interviews with cast and crew, comprising around 15 hours of content in total.
In addition there are costume designs, productions stills, and study guides, as well as background on the play and production. This stripped-back, fast-paced version with moments of humour is a captivating production that re-balances gender casting.
There is further gender-blind casting with a female Polonius PoloniaRosencrantz and female gravediggers. Shakespeare in the Present.
Catching FireJay O. Sanders Revolutionary Road, Green Lanternand others.In addition to our online resources, there are many research tools available in the library's reading room. On-site users can access digitized primary source documents from the New-York Historical Society in Gateway to North America: The People Places, & Organizations of 19th Century New York and digitized Revolutionary War Orderly Books.
In William Faulkner's strange and startling short story 'A Rose for Emily,' the reader is introduced to one of literature's most talked-about female characters: Emily Grierson. If you are a teacher searching for educational material, please visit PBS LearningMedia for a wide range of free digital resources spanning preschool through 12th grade.
Richard Bullock (Ph.D., University of Virginia) is emeritus professor of English at Wright State University, where he directed the writing programs for twenty-eight years and designed the university's writing across the curriculum program and Introduction to College Writing Workshop.
Reviews, essays, books and the arts: the leading international weekly for literary culture. The African American literary icon Richard Wright (b.
–d. ) began his life as the son of sharecroppers on a Mississippi cotton plantation in , but he managed to overcome the tremendous obstacles of racism and poverty and transform himself into an internationally famous writer by the time of his death in Paris in