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Charlie Winston: Like a Hobo

vendredi, mars 10th, 2017
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Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

mardi, janvier 17th, 2017
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The Seven Ages of Man, As You Like It, William Shakespeare

mardi, novembre 29th, 2016
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Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

mardi, novembre 15th, 2016

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The Globe Theatre was a theatre in London, built in 1599 by Shakespeare’s playing company, the Lord Chamberlain’s men, and was destroyed by fire on 29 June 1613. A second Globe Theatre was built on the same site by June 1614 and closed in 1642.

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A modern reconstruction of the Globe, named « Shakespeare’s Globe », opened in 1997. It is approximately 230 metres (750 ft) from the site of the original theatre. (Read more on Wikipedia)

Globe Theatre

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UK - 32 - Globe Theatre
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The history of fairy tales

jeudi, octobre 13th, 2016

The video starts at 1:30 mn.

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A web search on Gothic literature

vendredi, mars 25th, 2016

Web search on Gothic literature: links to useful websites

1-  http://cai.ucdavis.edu/waters-sites/gothicnovel/155breport.html

2- http://www.virtualsalt.com/gothic.htm

3- http://resources.mhs.vic.edu.au/creating/pages/origins.htm#backtotop

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Caspar David Friedrich, A Walk at Dusk, 1835

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The Bard, John Martin, 1817.

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Cloister Cemetery in the Snow, Caspar David Fredrich, 1817-1819.

Web search on Gothic literature

Website n°1 :

I- 1- Who were the Goths originally ?

2- What did Gothic literature get its name from?

II- 3- During which period was Gothic literature at its peak?

4- Name a present-day writer who uses Gothic elements.

5- Which atmosphere can you find in Gothic novels?

6- What is the archetype of the Gothic hero?

 

Website n°2:

7- What was the first Gothic novel entitled? Who wrote it? When?

8- What is the typical setting of a Gothic novel?

9- What type of women can you find in Gothic novels?

 

Website n°3:

10- What typical motifs can you find in Gothic stories?

 

 

11- Choose one of the paintings under the list of websites and identify the Gothic elements present in this painting.

 

12- Here are some of the most famous Gothic novels. Find out the name of their author and when they were written:

a- Frankenstein:

b- Wuthering Heights:

c- Dracula:

d- The picture of Dorian Gray:

e- Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde:

f- The Fall of the House Usher:

g- The Monk:

h- The Mysteries of Udolpho:

13- Here is the photo of one of the authors you mentioned in exercise 12. Find out who he is, what his nationality is, when he was born and when he died.

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Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

vendredi, octobre 2nd, 2015
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Into the Wild: the trailer

lundi, novembre 3rd, 2014
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The hobo code

lundi, novembre 3rd, 2014

Learn more on the hobo code on ‘damn interesting’: click HERE.

Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

mercredi, septembre 3rd, 2014
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