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Series: English


'Aistriúcháin': A poem by Gearóid Mac Lochlainn

'Aistriúcháin': A poem by Gearóid Mac Lochlainn

Liadán Dunlea and Fra Fee perform 'Translations' / 'Aistriúcháin', a poem by Gearóid Mac Lochlainn, at Southbank Centre's National Poetry Library.
(Parentheses) & [Brackets]: Parentheses and Brackets Song

(Parentheses) & [Brackets]: Parentheses and Brackets Song

A music video starring the Defense Attorneys Parentheses and Brackets. They're here to provide more context to things we think we already know.
1984 in Context

1984 in Context

The period leading up to and following World War II saw both communist and fascist leaders rise to power in Europe. Economic depression and the propaganda prevalent during WWII shaped perspectives on life in Britain during the Cold War period....Show More
A Christmas Carol in Context

A Christmas Carol in Context

Victorian England was heavily shaped by the Industrial Revolution. While some prospered in this society, many others lived gruelling industrial lives from which Christmas offered only a brief reprieve. This programme explores the influences on...Show More
A Historical Overview

A Historical Overview

A short film giving an overview of the history of Commedia dell'Arte. In this film Didi Hopkins from commediaworks describes the influence of commedia dell'arte on modern theatre and other dramatic formats such as film and television.
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

An animated version of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night's Dream”; a retelling of the classic play set to modern music.
A Short History of the English Language

A Short History of the English Language

English, an incredibly rich and complex language, also has the largest vocabulary. This program provides an overview of four key periods in the chronological history of the English language and how events in each period shaped the words,...Show More
A Streetcar Named Desire in Context

A Streetcar Named Desire in Context

By the mid-20th century, New Orleans had gone from a city modernised by the Jazz Age to a hub of poverty and crime. While middle-class Americans thrived, poor and marginalised segments of the population continued to struggle. This video explores...Show More
A Word dropped careless on a Page

A Word dropped careless on a Page

Can a single word do damage? Emily Dickinson thought so! Join us for a detailed analysis of her poem ‘A Word dropped careless on a Page’. This short but powerful lyric is a must-read for students and fans of Dickinson’s work. It’s also a...Show More
About Yerma

About Yerma

Actors Billie Piper (Yerma) and Brendan Cowell (John) discuss Lorca's masterpiece.
Act 1

Act 1

Forget who you THINK is your favourite Shakespearean villain – Richard, Duke of Gloucester is in the house! He’s pure evil, and he knows it. Join us for Act 1 where Richard starts plotting his bloody path to the English throne. Set during the...Show More
Act 2

Act 2

Richard has already committed one shocking murder, and he’s only just getting warmed up! Richard’s brother, King Edward, is very ill – will Richard find a way to push him closer to death? As Richard feels the crown within his reach, it’s...Show More
Act 3

Act 3

Things are tense in the royal household. The Queen’s relatives and sons are in grave danger as Richard ramps up his plot for the English crown. Richard’s talent for deceit is his main weapon in his war against all those who stand in his way....Show More
Act 4

Act 4

Now that Richard has been crowned King Richard III, he becomes obsessed with holding onto his power. How far will he go to secure his stolen crown? Pretty darn far! But there are a few things Richard didn’t count on – the curse of old Queen...Show More
Act 5

Act 5

This is the play’s finale and you’re bound to be on the edge of your seat! Two great armies prepare for battle as Richard must now defend his stolen crown. Richard has the largest army, so he feels confident as they march towards the...Show More
Adjectives

Adjectives

Learn what an adjective is and how to properly use one.
Adventure

Adventure

Adventure is a form of literature that takes readers on extraordinary journeys across time and space. Let's explore its evolution and some of its finest works.
Adverbs and Adverbials

Adverbs and Adverbials

Learn what adverbs and adverbials are and how to use them properly.
Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland explained like never before. In seven short minutes students will learn about Lewis Carroll, the real Alice and important background information about the book and the times in which it was written. Theme,...Show More
Alice through the Looking Glass

Alice through the Looking Glass

Let Miss Reegi help your students (literally) 'walk through' Lewis Carroll’s layered and fantastic classic 'Alice through the Looking Glass'. Visual and engaging, this video is a a perfect fit for the classroom with an entertaining look at...Show More
Alice Walker

Alice Walker

As the first Black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Alice Walker helped to bring the Black experience to readers across the globe. A true trailblazer, her work continues to entertain and enlighten.
Allegory

Allegory

Allegory is a form of literary fiction that uses symbolism to comment on actual events, people or elements of the human condition. Let's explore its evolution and take a closer look at some of its finest authors.
Alliteration

Alliteration

Students will discover what alliteration is and the impacts of this figurative language device on poetry using the poem ‘Wise Wahoo’ by teacher Jon. They will also learn why the device is used in poetry and be invited to experiment with the...Show More
Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman

The youngest inaugural poet in history, Amanda Gorman introduced a new generation to the lyrical power of poetry. As a young Black woman who writes about a range of themes and issues, she has become a modern-day icon.
Ambition

Ambition

This collection of films offers performance extracts from the National Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night, alongside interviews with the cast and director about elements of the play.