Breaking Kate
6:20

Breaking Kate

Clip from Taming Of The Shrew

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Katherina despairs at Petruchio's treatment of her, detailing many of the ways her husband has tried to break the headstrong woman and turn her into a compliant wife.

Katherina despairs at Petruchio's treatment of her, detailing many of the ways her husband has tried to break the headstrong woman and turn her into a compliant wife.

Cordelia's honest love evaluation backfires
2:31

Cordelia's honest love evaluation backfires

Clip from ABC2 Live Presents King Lear

Literature

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
King Lear summons his three daughters and demands they declare their love for him so he can divide his kingdom accordingly. But the plan backfires when his most beloved ...

King Lear summons his three daughters and demands they declare their love for him so he can divide his kingdom accordingly. But the plan backfires when his most beloved daughter, Cordelia, refuses to simply flatter him like her two sisters.

Father rules when daughters may marry
7:18

Father rules when daughters may marry

Clip from Taming Of The Shrew

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Baptista Minola determines that his daughter Bianca may only marry when her elder sister, shrewish Kate, finds a husband.

Baptista Minola determines that his daughter Bianca may only marry when her elder sister, shrewish Kate, finds a husband.

Kate and Petruchio's battle of the sexes
7:26

Kate and Petruchio's battle of the sexes

Clip from Taming Of The Shrew

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Petruchio and Katherina argue from the moment they first meet but Petruchio still insists Kate will be be his wife.

Petruchio and Katherina argue from the moment they first meet but Petruchio still insists Kate will be be his wife.

Goneril and Regan speak honestly
1:25

Goneril and Regan speak honestly

Clip from ABC2 Live Presents King Lear

Literature

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Revealing their declarations of love were exaggerated, Goneril and Regan express concern for their father's diminishing state of mind.

Revealing their declarations of love were exaggerated, Goneril and Regan express concern for their father's diminishing state of mind.

Percy Bysshe Shelley's Ozymandias
5:25

Percy Bysshe Shelley's Ozymandias

Clip from Arrows Of Desire

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A reader recites Shelley's Ozymandias and critics discuss the composition and significance of the poem.

A reader recites Shelley's Ozymandias and critics discuss the composition and significance of the poem.

Opium, Coleridge and his poetry
8:52

Opium, Coleridge and his poetry

Clip from The Romantics

Literature

7-8
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Peter Ackroyd discusses the role of opium in Coleridge's theories of poetry, imagination and identity.

Peter Ackroyd discusses the role of opium in Coleridge's theories of poetry, imagination and identity.

The strong female lead in Taming Of The Shrew
5:26

The strong female lead in Taming Of The Shrew

Clip from Shakespeare Uncovered

Literature

9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Critics discuss the way in which William Shakespeare subverted a traditional comic role for women, the shrew.

Critics discuss the way in which William Shakespeare subverted a traditional comic role for women, the shrew.

Thy husband is thy lord'
9:28

Thy husband is thy lord'

Clip from Taming Of The Shrew

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Petruchio wagers that his wife is more compliant than both Lucentio and Hortensio's. Kate delivers thy husband is thy lord monologue, exhibiting the power relationship between ...

Petruchio wagers that his wife is more compliant than both Lucentio and Hortensio's. Kate delivers thy husband is thy lord monologue, exhibiting the power relationship between men and women in the play.

The plot to marry Kate off to Petruchio
6:26

The plot to marry Kate off to Petruchio

Clip from Taming Of The Shrew

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Hortensio, Gremio and Tranio (disguised as Lucentio) agree to pay Petruchio if he will marry Kate, leaving the competing suitors free to pursue Bianca.

Hortensio, Gremio and Tranio (disguised as Lucentio) agree to pay Petruchio if he will marry Kate, leaving the competing suitors free to pursue Bianca.

The auction of Bianca
4:57

The auction of Bianca

Clip from Taming Of The Shrew

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Gremio and Tranio (disguised as Lucentio) bid to marry Bianca, telling Baptista how wealthy they are. Baptista agrees to let Lucentio marry Bianca if the suitor's financial ...

Gremio and Tranio (disguised as Lucentio) bid to marry Bianca, telling Baptista how wealthy they are. Baptista agrees to let Lucentio marry Bianca if the suitor's financial position can be verified.

One of Cordelia's suitors rejects her
0:55

One of Cordelia's suitors rejects her

Clip from ABC2 Live Presents King Lear

Literature

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Having previously been pursued by the Duke of Burgundy and the King of France, one of Cordelia's suitors stands aside upon hearing her dowry no longer exists.

Having previously been pursued by the Duke of Burgundy and the King of France, one of Cordelia's suitors stands aside upon hearing her dowry no longer exists.

A Profile Of A Tale Of Two Cities
24:16

A Profile Of A Tale Of Two Cities

Foxtel Arts September 26, 2016

English

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Dirk Bogarde stars in this celebrated adaptation of the Dickens classic. This profile includes interviews with Dorothy Tutin (starring actress), Christopher Lee (starring ...

Dirk Bogarde stars in this celebrated adaptation of the Dickens classic. This profile includes interviews with Dorothy Tutin (starring actress), Christopher Lee (starring actor), Ralph Thomas (director) and Paul Guerr (starring actor).

The Book Show
51:06

The Book Show: Roger Moore

Season 8 Episode 2 Arts October 9, 2017

English

Literature

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests; it covers ...

A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests; it covers topical literary news such as the trend for vampire fiction, the phenomenon of atheist books, the demise of paper books, and authors' working environments. Also included is entertainment, either music inspired by literature or performance poetry. This episode features guests Roger Moore, Jung Chang and Michael Chabon.

The Golden Compass
1:48:53

The Golden Compass

Foxtel Family July 16, 2016

Media arts

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious ...

In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization. Director: Chris Weitz; Writers: Chris Weitz (screenplay), Philip Pullman (novel); Stars: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue Richards -

Bloodlines: The Dracula Family Tree
44:42

Bloodlines: The Dracula Family Tree

The History Channel May 14, 2011

History

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Almost 30 years ago, two scholars from Boston revealed the historical truth behind the legendary vampire known as Dracula. For the first time, their 15-year research ...

Almost 30 years ago, two scholars from Boston revealed the historical truth behind the legendary vampire known as Dracula. For the first time, their 15-year research demonstrated the link between Bram Stoker's infamous vampire and a 15th century Romanian prince named Vlad Tepes, or Vlad the Impaler.

The Book Club's
58:34

The Book Club's

ABC December 13, 2016

English

Literature

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Host, Jennifer Byrne and regular guests Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger are joined by 7:30 host and passionate reader Leigh Sales, and Wheeler Centre director Michael Williams ...

Host, Jennifer Byrne and regular guests Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger are joined by 7:30 host and passionate reader Leigh Sales, and Wheeler Centre director Michael Williams to discuss 2015's best books.

The Book Show
53:39

The Book Show: James Runcie

Season 7 Episode 9 Arts September 5, 2017

English

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests, it covers ...

A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests, it covers topical literary news such as the trend for vampire fiction, the phenomenon of atheist books, the demise of paper books, and authors' working environments. Also included is entertainment, either music inspired by literature or performance poetry. This episode features guests James Runcie, Mariam Said and Peter Guttridge.