A Postcard from Russia – The Grammar of Satire
Jan22

A Postcard from Russia – The Grammar of Satire

Week 1, Lesson 3 – Postcard from Russia

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The Hand of Fate
Dec04

The Hand of Fate

Today we’ll concentrate on evidence of the hand of fate in Romeo and Juliet. The attached presentation provides examples of one such piece of evidence – Romeo’s premonition and the use of the word ‘stars’ to refer to the characters’ pre-determined path.  

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Treading the Boards: Act I, Scene 1
Sep12

Treading the Boards: Act I, Scene 1

This period we look at Romeo and Juliet as a play – examining the features of the text that are typical of what you’d expect from a play text – intended to be viewed rather than read. The attached presentation explores these features, provides a guide to annotation and contains an excerpt of a filmed interpretation to demonstrate how much of a play’s interpretation is left to the actors and director. ¬†Your...

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