Daily Archives: June 18, 2011

How To Teach the Art of Writing: The War Between Reading and Writing

Over five thousand years ago, people living in Mesopotamia developed a form of writing to record and communicate different types of information. Then came Gutenberg. He was followed by Tim Berners Lee, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs. Reading and writing … Continue reading

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Worst-performing primaries in England become academies

Two hundred of England’s worst-performing primary schools will be closed next year and re-opened as academies, the government has said. Two hundred of England’s worst-performing primary schools will be closed next year and re-opened as academies, the government has said. … Continue reading

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Los mejores colegios ingleses apadrinarán a los con peores resultados

La medida busca obligar a los establecimientos a mejorar el rendimiento académico en materias como inglés y matemática. Los recintos tendrán tres años para mostrar avances. por Ansa – 16/06/2011 Fuente: http://bit.ly/m68eeF Las peores 200 escuelas de Inglaterra serán convertidas … Continue reading

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Julius Caesar: Introduction to Shakespeare

“Julius Caesar: An Introduction” lends a glint of understanding to this Shakespeare tragedy, famed for such lines as “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears” and “Beware the Ides of March.” Part of the Shakespeare Series, which offers brief introductions … Continue reading

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Mark Antony’s Speech: Friends, Romans, Countrymen

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend me your ears…

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Speaking the Speech 1 – Basic Shakespeare – Iambic Pentameter

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Playing Shakespeare: Naturalistic and Heightened Speech

Playing Shakespeare Episode 1: The Two Traditions Chapter 4: Naturalistic and Heightened Speech

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Playing Shakespeare: Choric Speech

Playing Shakespeare Episode 3: Language and Character Chapter 4: Choric Speech

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Discovering text in the moment: Twelfth Night/Viola as performed by Judi Dench

This is footage from John Barton’s “Playing Shakespeare” video series, which is not otherwise available. In this clip, Dame Judi Dench showcases an approach to a speech from Twelfth Night, where she carefully allows for the shifts in thought by … Continue reading

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