The Tempest
2:34:15

The Tempest

Smooth/Arts February 25, 2019

English

Literature

Drama

Literacy

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and ...

Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and his deformed slave Caliban. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach. Inspired by reports of the first English colonies in the West Indies and imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare's late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment.

As You Like It
2:28:54

As You Like It

Foxtel Arts April 17, 2016

English

Literature

Drama

Literacy

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match. Her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity banishes her from court. Disguised as ...

Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match. Her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity banishes her from court. Disguised as a boy she leaves with her cousin Celia and the jester Touchstone, to seek out her father in the Forest of Arden. Here she meets Orlando again and, under the guise of a young man, counsels him in the art of love and wooing. A firm favourite among Shakespeare's comedies, and including some of his best loved characters, As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance: cross-dressing and love-notes; poetry and brilliant conversation; gentle satire, slapstick and passion. Award-winning director Thea Sharrock (Equus, The Emperor Jones) directed at the Globe for the first time and on her first ever Shakespeare production. This production evoked traditional staging and costume.

Comedy Next Gen
55:08

Comedy Next Gen: The Bear Pack

ABC2/Kids March 25, 2017

Drama

English

EALD

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The Bear Pack - Steen Raskopoulos and Carlo Ritchie - take a few simple words and create comedic stories that are often wild and ridiculous but always hilarious.

The Bear Pack - Steen Raskopoulos and Carlo Ritchie - take a few simple words and create comedic stories that are often wild and ridiculous but always hilarious.

Comedy Next Gen
56:24

Comedy Next Gen: Simon Taylor

Season 1 Episode 9 ABC2/Kids April 29, 2017

Drama

English

EALD

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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Human is a culmination of Simon Taylor's experiences travelling Australia and trying to find its cultural identity. Simon asks "where do I find it?" and explores why many ...

Human is a culmination of Simon Taylor's experiences travelling Australia and trying to find its cultural identity. Simon asks "where do I find it?" and explores why many people don't feel like they belong in their own country.

Much Ado About Nothing
2:49:01

Much Ado About Nothing

Foxtel Arts April 21, 2016

Literature

Drama

English

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Claudio loves Hero and Hero Claudio and nothing seems capable of tearing them apart. Claudio's friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick, but (because neither will ...

Claudio loves Hero and Hero Claudio and nothing seems capable of tearing them apart. Claudio's friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick, but (because neither will admit it) nothing seems capable of bringing them together. Only the intrigues of a resentful prince force Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice - by killing his best friend. Driven along by a romance all the more charming for being unacknowledged, Much Ado About Nothing is a miracle of comic and dramatic suspense and gives us, in the bantering Beatrice and Benedick, two of Shakespeare's wittiest, most lovable pair of lovers.

Othello
3:00:11

Othello

Smooth/Arts March 4, 2019

English

Literature

Literacy

7-8
9-10
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The republic of Venice employs Othello, a self-made man and a Moor, to defend its overseas territories against the Turks. But for all his military success, Othello remains an ...

The republic of Venice employs Othello, a self-made man and a Moor, to defend its overseas territories against the Turks. But for all his military success, Othello remains an outsider in the city, an object of racism, envy and mistrust. As the Turkish threat gathers and Venetian forces are despatched to Cyprus, Iago, a junior officer secretly enraged by his lack of promotion, exploits Othello's ambiguous position and ingenuous nature, driving him into a passionate and uncontrollable jealousy. With its racing concentrated plot and intense dramatic details, Othello is one of Shakespeare's most exciting, atmospheric and heartbreaking plays. By introducing to early 17th-century England a black character as complex as Othello, it is also one of his most extraordinary imaginative achievements.

Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait Of Maurice Sendak
38:34

Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait Of Maurice Sendak

SBS2 July 10, 2015

English

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Directors Spike Jonze and Lance Bangs capture a playful, intimate and resoundingly poignant portrait of children's writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak in his Connecticut ...

Directors Spike Jonze and Lance Bangs capture a playful, intimate and resoundingly poignant portrait of children's writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak in his Connecticut home. From the early sketches and toys he made with his brother Jack, to his most celebrated work 'Where The Wild Things Are', Sendak reveals the provocative and prolific imagination that has spawned over half a century of work.

Titus Andronicus
2:47:36

Titus Andronicus

Foxtel Arts October 2, 2016

Media arts

Literature

English

Drama

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Returning to Rome from a war against the Goths, the general Titus Andronicus brings with him the queen Tamora and her three sons as prisoners of war. Titus' sacrifice of ...

Returning to Rome from a war against the Goths, the general Titus Andronicus brings with him the queen Tamora and her three sons as prisoners of war. Titus' sacrifice of Tamora's eldest son to appease the ghosts of his dead sons, and his decision to refuse to accept the title of emperor, initiates a terrible cycle of mutilation, rape and murder. And all the while, at the centre of the nightmare, there moves the villainous, self-delighting Aaron. Grotesquely violent and daringly experimental, Titus was the smash hit of Shakespeare's early career, and is written with a ghoulish energy he was never to repeat elsewhere.

Disgrace
1:53:09

Disgrace

ABC September 7, 2015

English

Literature

Literacy

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Based on J.M. Coetzee's Booker Prize-winning novel, this film stars John Malkovich as a professor of romantic poetry at a South African university who is accused of sexual ...

Based on J.M. Coetzee's Booker Prize-winning novel, this film stars John Malkovich as a professor of romantic poetry at a South African university who is accused of sexual molestation.

Finding 1984
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Finding 1984

Foxtel Arts October 12, 2015

English

Literature

Literacy

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Finding 1984, examines the subject matter of the dystopian classic and looks at how technology is allowing modern society to be monitored in ways predicted in the novel that ...

Finding 1984, examines the subject matter of the dystopian classic and looks at how technology is allowing modern society to be monitored in ways predicted in the novel that Orwell wrote in 1948.

Great Expectations
1:46:50

Great Expectations

Foxtel Romance May 23, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This film is about a young man's passage into manhood and of the three individuals who change the course of his life forever. Set in a small town in Florida, we follow the ...

This film is about a young man's passage into manhood and of the three individuals who change the course of his life forever. Set in a small town in Florida, we follow the journey of the young and impoverished Finnigan Bell into adulthood. His adventure begins when he is forced to aid a dangerous convict in his escape from prison and is further complicated when he meets a rich and insane matron and falls in love with her niece, the icy beauty Estella. Finn's artistic talent and an unknown benefactor take him to New York, where it appears that all of his dreams are within his grasp, including a reunion with Estella. However, in this epic story of fate and desire, Finn becomes lost trying to realise his own great expectations.

Frankenstein and the Vampyre
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Frankenstein and the Vampyre

FOXTEL Arts December 21, 2016

English

Literature

Media arts

Literacy

7-8
9-10
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A fascinating exploration of one of the most significant moments in gothic history - the night when Mary Shelley, Lord Byron and their cohorts gathered together at Lake Geneva ...

A fascinating exploration of one of the most significant moments in gothic history - the night when Mary Shelley, Lord Byron and their cohorts gathered together at Lake Geneva to tell ghost stories. The night when Frankenstein and the modern vampire were born. All those involved in the events of the summer of 1816 wrote about their life-changing stay in Switzerland. This dramatised documentary is based on their letters, journals and diaries. The film also draws on British Library manuscripts and archive, and brings together a stellar cast of gothic, horror and science fiction writers, including Neil Gaiman, Charlaine Harris and Margaret Atwood, to discuss why one single night had such a significant impact on our culture.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2:30:43

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Foxtel Family May 26, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

Media arts

5-6
7-8
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Harry must contend with being mysteriously selected to compete in the prestigious Triwizard Tournament, a thrilling international competition that pits him against older and ...

Harry must contend with being mysteriously selected to compete in the prestigious Triwizard Tournament, a thrilling international competition that pits him against older and more experienced students from Hogwarts and two rival European wizarding schools. Meanwhile, supporters of Harry's nemesis, the evil Lord Voldemort send a shock wave of fear throughout the wizard community when their Dark Mark scorches the sky at the Quidditch World Cup, signalling Voldemort's return to power. But for Harry, this is not the only harrowing news causing him anxiety; he still has yet to find a date for Hogwarts' Yule Ball dance.

Love's Labour's Lost
2:46:42

Love's Labour's Lost

Smooth/Arts March 18, 2019

Drama

Literature

English

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Self-denial is in fashion at the court of Navarre where the young King and three of his courtiers solemnly forswear all pleasures in favour of serious study. But the Princess ...

Self-denial is in fashion at the court of Navarre where the young King and three of his courtiers solemnly forswear all pleasures in favour of serious study. But the Princess of France and her all-too-lovely entourage have other ideas and it isn't long before young love, with it's glad eyes, hesitations and embarrassments, has broken every self-imposed rule of the all-male 'academy'. Shakespeare's boisterous send-up of all those who try to turn their back on life, is a festive parade of every weapon in the youthful playwright's comic arsenal: from excruciating cross-purposes and impersonations, to drunkenness, bust-ups and pratfalls. Even more, it is a joyful banquet of language, groaning with puns, rhymes, bizarre syntax, grotesque coinages and parodies.

Merry Wives Of Windsor
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Merry Wives Of Windsor

Foxtel Arts April 11, 2016

Drama

Literature

English

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Recorded live from the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Peter Simple as Nathan Amzi, Sir Hugh Evans as Gareth Armstrong, Abraham Slender as William Belchambers and directed by ...

Recorded live from the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Peter Simple as Nathan Amzi, Sir Hugh Evans as Gareth Armstrong, Abraham Slender as William Belchambers and directed by Dominic Dromgoole. Imagining that Mistress Ford and Mistress Page have each fallen for him, the fat knight Sir John Falstaff decides to seduce them both, as much for their husbands' money as for their personal charms. Wise to the old rogue's tricks, the women turn the tables on him with a series of humiliating assignations and a very damp, extremely smelly laundry basket. Featuring many characters from Henry IV Parts I and II, Shakespeare's brilliantly constructed farce, which gave birth to a tradition that reaches down to the modern TV sitcom, returns to delight the audience.

Merry Wives of Windsor
2:19:31

Merry Wives of Windsor

Smooth/Arts February 18, 2019

Drama

Literature

English

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Recorded live from the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Peter Simple as Nathan Amzi, Sir Hugh Evans as Gareth Armstrong, Abraham Slender as William Belchambers and directed by ...

Recorded live from the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Peter Simple as Nathan Amzi, Sir Hugh Evans as Gareth Armstrong, Abraham Slender as William Belchambers and directed by Dominic Dromgoole. Imagining that Mistress Ford and Mistress Page have each fallen for him, the fat knight Sir John Falstaff decides to seduce them both, as much for their husbands' money as for their personal charms. Wise to the old rogue's tricks, the women turn the tables on him with a series of humiliating assignations and a very damp, extremely smelly laundry basket. Featuring many characters from Henry IV Parts I and II, Shakespeare's brilliantly constructed farce, which gave birth to a tradition that reaches down to the modern TV sitcom, returns to delight the audience.

The Great Gatsby
2:16:25

The Great Gatsby

FOXTEL Premiere November 3, 2014

English

Literature

Literacy

Media arts

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Midwest native Nick Carraway arrives in 1922 New York in search of the American dream. Nick, a would-be writer, moves in next-door to millionaire Jay Gatsby and becomes drawn ...

Midwest native Nick Carraway arrives in 1922 New York in search of the American dream. Nick, a would-be writer, moves in next-door to millionaire Jay Gatsby and becomes drawn into the captivating world of the wealthy.

Tim Winton's The Turning
1:27:31

Tim Winton's The Turning

ABC February 23, 2014

Literature

English

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi-award winning author Tim Winton. The ...

Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi-award winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points in ordinary people's lives in a stunning portrait of a small coastal community.