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100 Incredibly Useful Links for Teaching and Studying Shakespeare

100 Incredibly Useful Links for Teaching and Studying Shakespeare | Pygmalion- English Literature- Comedy |

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Stella Renee's curator insight, April 30, 2013 12:21 AM

Has a great list of links for teaching Shakespeare and appealing to modern readers. A valuable resource for my English Classroom.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD's curator insight, August 27, 2013 12:36 PM

Awesome resource!

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Teaching shakespeare!!!

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William Shakespeare is the man people want to meet and would die to be. Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Shakespeare’s birth date has been estimated as April 26, 1564. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright. Many people believe Shakespeare is the greatest writer and the world's pre-eminent dramatist of all-time, yet Shakespeare never attended college.
Shakespeare has written plays that capture the complete range of human emotions. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His works consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, two epitaphs on a man named John Combe, one epitaph on Elias James, and several other poems. The main reason why Shakespeare began writing poetry was because there was no demand for his plays. Now, people would do anything just to get a glimpse of one of Shakespeare’s plays. His plays have already been translated into many major living languages. Shakespeare produced most of his known work from 1589 to present day. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories. He than began writing mainly tragedies, including Hamlet, King Lear, Othello and Macbeth. These writings are considered some of the finest works in the English language. He is now writing tragicomedies, also known as romances, and has collaborated with other playwrights.
In his poems and plays, Shakespeare invented thousands of words, often combining Latin, French and native roots. His impressive expansion of the English language includes such words as: arch-villain, birthplace, bloodsucking, courtship, dewdrop, downstairs, fanged, heartsore, hunchbacked, leapfrog, misquote, pageantry, radiance, schoolboy, stillborn, watchdog, and zany. Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets contain very important life lessons and have had a large impact on people all around the world. Many people are reenacting and reciting Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets as if it is their job. William has become a savior to many, not only in England, but all around the world.

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Twelfth Night – FULL Audio Play – William Shakespeare |

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Eliza: Comedic Monologue for Women (20s) from “Pygmalion” by ...

Eliza: Comedic Monologue for Women (20s) from “Pygmalion” by ... | Pygmalion- English Literature- Comedy |
Play Title: Pygmalion Author: George Bernard Shaw Year: 1912. Genre: Contemporary, comedic. Brief Summary: Henry Higgins, an expert in phonetics, bets that he can educate and train a common flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, ...
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Fashion | Pygmalion- English Literature- Comedy |

     By: Clair Sebastian


     Clothes is what makes up fashion, fashion tells us what is now and what was.

Today's fashion are the descendants of the styles of the high Italian renaissance.

Women wear petticoat, top one being a bed skirt or farthingale. Women's gowns are

made in two pieces bodice and skirt, the skirt opens up the front with an elaborate

petticoat. Sleeves are detachable and are a separate article of clothing, they are

covered in jewels and might now match the actual gown, but as long as you love it,

it doesn't matter.

     Fashion not only includes clothes, but jewelry as well. Jewelry shows one's rank,

marital status(being married or unmarried), family, connections, religion,

political alliances, medical concerns, beliefs, and of course your taste as well. Jewels

also depend on your gender and wealth. You can wear as many jewels as you want,

there is no limit to diamonds and precious stones. Thick gold chains are popular,

also beaded necklaces with crosses at the end are popular as well, but soon will be old

fashioned. Necklaces are also very popular, but are worn like chokers. Unlike

collars, which are hung low. A less costly girdle( something that is worn around

the waist like a belt), would be one with a silver buckle, while a more expensive one

would be covered in jewels.

     Not only are jewelry and clothes important to fashion, but ruffs are also a

necessity. Ruffs are a separate collar that will keep getting higher in fashion.

Being an upper class woman you will have to wear at least 9 inches, but with the

increase in popularity , there will be the decrease in size. Wear closed ruffs that are

tied together with thin band strings and also tilt it in the back as well. Unmarried

and bearded men should wear their ruffs open. Ruffs are made of cambric, lawn, or

lace. Even though ruffs are extremely popular they are a big hassle. You will have a

horrible time working, and you against weather will be problematic, for it will come

in contact with your face.

Fashion is what make up you and what others think about you. So, keep up to

the changing fashion and don't get stuck behind.

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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare - FULL Audio Book - Actor - Theater (Or, What You Will)

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare - FULL Audio Book - Actor - Theater Cast: Orsino, Duke of Illyria — Joshua B.

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Twelfth Night or What You Will

Twelfth Night or What You Will | Pygmalion- English Literature- Comedy |
When Viola is shipwrecked in foreign territory, she disguises herself as a boy and creates one of Shakespeare's classic gender bent love triangles.

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Pygmalion (1938) Hiller.avi

Pygmalion (1938) Hiller Shaw's play in which a Victorian dialect expert bets that he can teach a lower-class girl to speak proper English and thus be taken for a lady. This film was remade as 'My Fair Lady' with Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison.
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