William Blake's The Tyger
4:36

William Blake's The Tyger

Clip from Arrows Of Desire

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
A reader recites Blake's The Tyger and critics discuss the composition and significance of the poem.

A reader recites Blake's The Tyger and critics discuss the composition and significance of the poem.

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.

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.

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.

William Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge
4:03

William Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge

Clip from A Poet's Guide To Britain

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Residents read Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge and critics discuss his vision of London and landscape.

Residents read Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge and critics discuss his vision of London and landscape.

Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach
7:10

Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach

Clip from A Poet's Guide To Britain

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Arnold's SelfDependence is linked to Dover Beach, or the poet's thoughts on growing up to his reflection on change.

Arnold's SelfDependence is linked to Dover Beach, or the poet's thoughts on growing up to his reflection on change.

Oscar Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol
6:03

Oscar Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol

Clip from Arrows Of Desire

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
A reader recites part of Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol and critics discuss the composition and significance of the poem.

A reader recites part of Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol and critics discuss the composition and significance of the poem.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Book Club discusses Wake In Fright
9:38

The Book Club discusses Wake In Fright

Clip from The Book Club

Literature

11-12
12+
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
The classic novel featured in this episode of The Book Club is Wake in Fright by Kenneth Cook. Jennifer Byrne and guests discuss their varying opinions on this Aussie horror ...

The classic novel featured in this episode of The Book Club is Wake in Fright by Kenneth Cook. Jennifer Byrne and guests discuss their varying opinions on this Aussie horror classic set in the outback.

Shakespeare Trilogy
27:20

Shakespeare Trilogy

Episode 1 ABC June 17, 1991

History

Literature

English

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
An exploration of the countryside into which Shakespeare was born is essential for an understanding of his life and work. Depicts scenes and places familiar to the poet, ...

An exploration of the countryside into which Shakespeare was born is essential for an understanding of his life and work. Depicts scenes and places familiar to the poet, illustrating the rich and beautiful countryside surrounding Stratford-on-Avon.

Shakespeare Trilogy
26:58

Shakespeare Trilogy

Episode 2 ABC June 24, 1991

History

Literature

English

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Provides a fascinating and informative account of William Shakespeare’s life and work set against the background of the town in which he was born and died. Skillful filming ...

Provides a fascinating and informative account of William Shakespeare’s life and work set against the background of the town in which he was born and died. Skillful filming recreates the charm and atmosphere of the scenes and buildings associated with him.

Shakespeare Trilogy
27:19

Shakespeare Trilogy

Episode 3 ABC July 1, 1991

History

Literature

English

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
The Shakespearean properties preserved by the Shakespeare birthplace trust constitute a unique physical heritage. In addition the trust is the custodian of priceless library, ...

The Shakespearean properties preserved by the Shakespeare birthplace trust constitute a unique physical heritage. In addition the trust is the custodian of priceless library, archive and museum collections.