Thursday, 30 April 2015

A MODERN ADAPTATION OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE



Pride & Prejudice: A Latter-Day Comedy is a  delightful, modernised retelling of Jane Austen's beloved story as the ambitious but amiable Elizabeth Bennet schemes to win over a sexually attractive bachelor who is several rungs above her in the social ladder ...  Read here



Thursday, 23 April 2015

HAPPY 451ST BIRTHDAY, WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE!


Today it is William Shakespeare's 451st  birthday! 
Here you can find some interesting videos about the Bard and  his influence on some acclaimed theatre performers.


Thursday, 16 April 2015

REVISING CHARLES DICKENS


Here you can find useful material to revise Charles Dickens.
Here you can find a PDF presentation about the Victorian novelist and his work.


Wednesday, 15 April 2015

GREAT EXPECTATIONS


Great Expectations is a bildungsroman which depicts the personal growth and emotional development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is Charles Dickens's second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person. It was first published as a serial in Charles Dickens's weekly periodical  All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861,  the novel was published in three volumes.
It is set  in the misty marshes of Kent,  and in London, in the early to mid-1800s, and contains some memorable scenes, such as the opening, in a graveyard, where the young Pip is approached by the escaped prisoner, Abel Magwitch. Great Expectations is full of intense imagery – poverty, prison ships and chains, and fights to the death – and has a variegated cast of characters who have entered popular culture. These include the spectral  Miss Havisham,  and the cold and gorgeous Estella. The themes of the novel include wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the final triumph of good over evil. Charles Dickens felt Great Expectations was his best work, calling it "a very fine idea".




Sunday, 5 April 2015

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

APRIL


"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything."
William Shakespeare