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BBC:Henry James - The Wings of the Dove

BBC Radio4
Henry James - The Wings of the Dove

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by Henry James
Dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths

Kate and Merton need money. Milly needs love. How far will they go to get what they want?
Kate Croy is in love with Merton Densher; a poor writer. Her rich aunt Maud disapproves. Maud has offered Kate a wealthy existence but if Kate chooses to marry Merton she risks losing it all. When American Heiress Milly Theale steps into her London society, Kate sees a way out.

Kate.....Lyndsey Marshal
Merton.....Blake Ritson
Maud.....Clare Higgins
Lord Mark.....Toby Jones
Milly.....Anna Maxwell Martin
Susie.....Barbara Barnes
Croy.....Jonathan Keeble
Marian.....Deborah McAndrew

Directed by Nadia Molinari.


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by miyukinglish | 2016-02-29 23:52 | Audio

Completed! FutureLearn: Exploring English:SHAKESPEARE

1月11日スタートで6週間のコースを1週間遅れで修了しました。
British Councilの
「シェイクスピアで英語を学ぼう」
というコースで、シェイクスピアについてはかなり基本的な内容です。
Video教材が多く、複数のシェイクスピア俳優たちの話が聞けて楽しかった。
英語も聞きやすく英語字幕も使えるのでわかりやすい。
難しい単語もなくストレスが少ないコースでした。
何回かPOSTもしました。
シェイクスピアについて世界中の受講生のコメントが読めるのも楽しい。
もちろんほんの一部しか読めませんけど、多すぎて。
見始めるとやめられなくて、1度に2~3時間以上続けてしまいました。
字幕なしで見直したりリピーティングなどもしてみたい。

FutureLearn: Exploring English:SHAKESPEARE






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by miyukinglish | 2016-02-29 23:13 | MOOCs

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

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by miyukinglish | 2016-02-18 00:56 | SHAKESPEARE

MA in Shakespeare Studies with Shakespeare's Globe and King's College London

MA in Shakespeare Studies with Shakespeare's Globe and King's College London





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by miyukinglish | 2016-02-18 00:39 | SHAKESPEARE

British Council Shakespeare Lives: Live.

Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare in the English Language






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by miyukinglish | 2016-02-17 23:33 | SHAKESPEARE

Post:Audience responses to Much Ado About Nothing

Comment:Audience responses to Much Ado About Nothing


I am quite agree with Susan.
And thank you for the link to Shakespeare's use of iambic pentameter.
It is very instructive.

I have read all of the Shakespeare's plays in Japanese translation and seen performances both in Japanese and English, some in Korean and Russian.
I watched the Kabuki version of Twelfth Night which Susan mentioned in the video, too.
It was marvelously beautiful.
In fact, I myself played "Twelfth Night" in our own style. We made the setting in Samurai era in Japan. Some of the male roles were played by female. We wore kimonos with lots of singing and dancing in the performance. When we performed in Canada, the audience there liked it, I am happy to say.

I found what Susan says about Shakespeare in English and Japanese is really true, especially on the point that in Japan it becomes visual and in Britain it is about words.
When I read "Romeo and Juliet" in Japanese for the first time in my early teens, I felt so bored that I couldn't finish reading it. A few years after that, I watched the film of Romeo and Juliet in English. I couldn't believe it was the same story as that boring book I had read. -continue

After I started learning English and had opportunities to hear Shakespeare in English, I often experienced happy excitement. I couldn't understand where that excitement came from. Even though I don't understand the meanings of the lines thoroughly, whenever I hear actors saying Shakespeare's lines, I just feel excited. Now I can see it is because of the rhythm, the iambic pentameter. Shakespeare's words are so comfortable to hear.
I always wish I could enjoy Shakespeare in English. Well, I don't mean Shakespeare cannot be enjoyed in other languages. What Shakespeare is so great about is, I think, his works are universal, they capture the imagination of theatre people all over the world. However different the languages, cultures backgrounds, times, or whatever, human is always human, we have not changed from Shakespeare's time in a very deep parts of our heart, I think. We can enjoy Shakespeare in our own way.


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by miyukinglish | 2016-02-17 23:21 | MOOCs

TED Ed:iambic pentameter(弱強五歩格)

Why Shakespeare loved iambic pentameter - David T. Freeman and Gregory Taylor









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by miyukinglish | 2016-02-17 22:23 | SHAKESPEARE

Idioms from Shakespeare

Massive List of Phrases That Shakespeare Created That We Still Use Today


Some popular idioms from a comment
Some well-known Shakespearean idioms are:
Good riddance - To be happy when someone or something is gone.
Green-eyed monster - Jealousy.
As dead as a doornail - Dead beyond any doubt.
A charmed life - A life that seems to have been protected by a charm, magic or spell.
Mum's the word - Keep this a secret; don't tell anybody.
Send him packing - To tell someone to go away, usually because you are annoyed with them.
“Neither a borrower nor a lender be” — (Hamlet)
“Brave new world” — (The Tempest)
“Break the ice” — (The Taming of the Shrew)
“Brevity is the soul of wit” — (Hamlet)
“Forever and a day” — (As You Like It)
“For goodness’ sake” — (Henry VIII)
“Foregone conclusion” — (Othello)
“Wild-goose chase” — (Romeo and Juliet)
“Faint hearted” — (Henry VI Part I)
“Crack of doom” — (Macbeth)
“All our yesterdays”— (Macbeth)
“Conscience does make cowards of us all” — (Hamlet)
“In my heart of hearts” — (Hamlet)
“In my mind’s eye” — (Hamlet)
“Kill with kindness” — (The Taming of the Shrew)
“Wear my heart upon my sleeve” — (Othello) (edited)



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by miyukinglish | 2016-02-16 07:05 | SHAKESPEARE

The 25 Best Movies Adapted from The Works of Shakespeare

The 25 Best Movies Adapted from The Works of Shakespeare

日本映画が3本入っていた。
半分近く観ていた。



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by miyukinglish | 2016-02-16 06:57 | SHAKESPEARE

Shakespeare's Macbeth Tara Arts:FutureLearn

FutureLearn:EXPLORING ENGLISH:SHAKESPEARE

3.13:Performing Shakespeare across the world

Shakespeare's Macbeth Tara Arts



Staging Macbeth in Shakespeare's Time



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by miyukinglish | 2016-02-16 06:23 | SHAKESPEARE
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2014年後半から50歳を過ぎて英語とシェイクスピアと遊ぶ自分用のメモブログ


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