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
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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.

The Devil Wears Prada
1:42:12

The Devil Wears Prada

Ten December 11, 2016

English

Literature

Media arts

Literacy

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In New York, a naive young woman scores a job as the second assistant to one of the city's biggest magazine editors, Miranda Priestly of Runway fashion magazine.

In New York, a naive young woman scores a job as the second assistant to one of the city's biggest magazine editors, Miranda Priestly of Runway fashion magazine.

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.

The Tempest
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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.

Taming Of The Shrew
2:49:50

Taming Of The Shrew

Foxtel Arts April 18, 2016

English

Literature

Drama

Literacy

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Shakespeare's most outrageous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew introduces one of theatre's great screwball double-acts, a couple hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each ...

Shakespeare's most outrageous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew introduces one of theatre's great screwball double-acts, a couple hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to the play's equivocal and controversial conclusion.

Henry V
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Henry V

Foxtel Arts April 26, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

Drama

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Recorded live from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Starring Jamie Parker as King Henry V, Brendan O'Hea as Captain Fluellen/Bishop of Ely, Brid Brennan as Chorus/Queen Isabel and ...

Recorded live from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Starring Jamie Parker as King Henry V, Brendan O'Hea as Captain Fluellen/Bishop of Ely, Brid Brennan as Chorus/Queen Isabel and Sam Cox as Pistol. Shakespeare's masterpiece of the turbulence of war and the arts of peace tells the romantic story of Henry's campaign to recapture the English possessions in France. But the ambitions of this charismatic king are challenged by a host of vivid characters caught up in the real horrors of war. Henry V, opened with the words 'O for a muse of fire', celebrates the power of language to summon into life courts, pubs, ships and battlefields within the 'wooden O' - and beyond.

Henry VIII
2:48:43

Henry VIII

Foxtel Arts April 27, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

Drama

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Recorded live from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Dominic Rowan as Henry VIII and Ian McNeice as Cardinal Wolsey. The Tudor Court is locked in a power struggle between its ...

Recorded live from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Dominic Rowan as Henry VIII and Ian McNeice as Cardinal Wolsey. The Tudor Court is locked in a power struggle between its nobles and the Machiavellian Cardinal Wolsey, the King's first minister and the most conspicuous symbol of Catholic power in the land. Wolsey's ambition knows no bounds and when his chief ally, Queen Katherine, interferes in the King's romance with Anne Bullen, he brings gigantic ruin upon himself, the Queen and centuries of English obedience to Rome. Famous in its own day as Shakespeare's most sumptuous and spectacular play, Henry VIII is a gorgeous pageant of masques and royal ceremony; a blaze of fireworks, cannon fire, red satin and cloth-of-gold. But within the passages of grandeur works the mind of the mature Shakespeare: psychological and political insight, language of great depth and power and, in the figures of Wolsey and Katherine, two of his most vivid and memorable characters.

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.

Twelfth Night
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Twelfth Night

Foxtel Arts April 16, 2016

English

Literature

Drama

Literacy

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Recorded live from the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Starring Samuel Barnett as Sebastian, Liam Brennan as Orsino, Paul Chahidi as Maria and directed by Dominic Dromgoole. Filled ...

Recorded live from the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Starring Samuel Barnett as Sebastian, Liam Brennan as Orsino, Paul Chahidi as Maria and directed by Dominic Dromgoole. Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, Twelfth Night combines cruelty with high comedy and the pangs of unrequited love with some of the subtlest poetry and most exquisite songs Shakespeare ever wrote. Shakespeare Globe Theatre revisits their award-winning Twelfth Night production in 2002 with an all-male Original Practices production, exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the Globe of around 1601.

Discovering Hamlet
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Discovering Hamlet

Foxtel Arts April 21, 2016

English

Literature

Drama

Literacy

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Christopher Plummer, David Tennant, John Simm, Franco Zeffirelli, Jonathan Miller, Michael Radford and Trevor Nunn are among the actors and directors discussing the challenges ...

Christopher Plummer, David Tennant, John Simm, Franco Zeffirelli, Jonathan Miller, Michael Radford and Trevor Nunn are among the actors and directors discussing the challenges of staging Hamlet and examining how interpretations of the play have changed over the past four centuries.

Inspiring Teachers
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Inspiring Teachers: Ms Susan Reppion Brooke

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS July 14, 2010

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Teachers are the unsung heroes of our community. Many people can remember at least one teacher who inspired them during their formative years - someone who played a pivotal ...

Teachers are the unsung heroes of our community. Many people can remember at least one teacher who inspired them during their formative years - someone who played a pivotal role in their lives. Inspiring Teachers is a four-part documentary series that will explore what makes four teachers in particular inspiring and the impact they have on their students. Inspiring Teachers celebrates the work of teachers who are often undervalued, underpaid and under appreciated. Where does this passion for teaching derive from and how is it conveyed to pupils?

Empire Of The Word
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Empire Of The Word: Learning To Read

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS May 8, 2010

English

Languages

Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This episode examines how we learn to read.

Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This episode examines how we learn to read.

Literary Landscapes
24:00

Literary Landscapes: Charles Dickens

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS October 21, 2013

English

EALD

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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This episode we step back in time and enter the landscape of the legendary author Charles Dickens, to follow in his footsteps and discover the places, the events and the ...

This episode we step back in time and enter the landscape of the legendary author Charles Dickens, to follow in his footsteps and discover the places, the events and the people who inspired him.

Literary Landscapes
24:00

Literary Landscapes: D.H. Lawrence

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS October 25, 2013

English

EALD

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
This episode we step back in time and enter the landscape of acclaimed author D.H Lawrence, to follow in their footsteps and discover the places, the events and the people who ...

This episode we step back in time and enter the landscape of acclaimed author D.H Lawrence, to follow in their footsteps and discover the places, the events and the people who inspired him.

Secret Treasures of the British Library
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Secret Treasures of the British Library: Augustan Poets

Season 2 Episode 4 FOXTEL Arts December 9, 2016

English

Literature

Modern History

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The restoration of the English monarchy in 1660 marked the beginning of a new era not only for English society but also for English culture. In drama, art and music, the ...

The restoration of the English monarchy in 1660 marked the beginning of a new era not only for English society but also for English culture. In drama, art and music, the century following the accession of King Charles II was a magnificent age, and in poetry, the era produced some the country's greatest ever men of verse. Drawing on contemporary events for subject matter and the classical past for inspiration, John Dryden, Alexander Pope and Samuel Johnson defined the poetic spirit of the time. These men were the greatest poets of the English Augustan Age.

Masterclass
22:55

Masterclass: Designing Shots

Season 1 Episode 3 Foxtel Arts September 24, 2016

Media arts

English

Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
One of the main elements of prep, in both film and television, is producing the shot list. This episode covers not only what a shot list is, how it should look, and whom to ...

One of the main elements of prep, in both film and television, is producing the shot list. This episode covers not only what a shot list is, how it should look, and whom to give it to, but also how to imbue camera instructions with emotion and personal investment. Extensive case studies from Lost and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. demonstrate the way personal experience can and should affect everything from lens choice to camera placement.

Masterclass
19:46

Masterclass: How To Read A Script

Season 1 Episode 2 Foxtel Arts September 17, 2016

Media arts

English

Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
It may seem self-explanatory, but how a director reads a script has a large impact on the way she/he prepares. This episode looks at how various key collaborators, such as ...

It may seem self-explanatory, but how a director reads a script has a large impact on the way she/he prepares. This episode looks at how various key collaborators, such as first assistant directors, cinematographers, and editors, read a script in different ways, and emphasises the many different kinds of rereading required of directors. It also examines strategies for improving scripts under the crunch of production schedules.