Othello and Desdemona

Excerpts taken from “Othello”, W. Shakespeare

A Brief Summary of the Plot Othello, also known as the Moor, is a well reputed general. He falls in love and marries Desdemona, a Venetian noblewoman. Her choice to … Continue reading Excerpts taken from “Othello”, W. Shakespeare

Video Lesson n. 2 – William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

The topic discussed in this second video on the English bard is his tragedies and comedies, moreover the reasons that make him and his art immortal and universal. Image taken … Continue reading Video Lesson n. 2 – William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Video Lesson n. 1 – William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

The topic of discussion in this group of video lessons is William Shakespeare, true talent, as it often happens, is revealed by uniqueness. This is definately the case with this … Continue reading Video Lesson n. 1 – William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Video Lesson n. 2 – English Literature in the Renaissance

In this second video lesson on English Literature in the Renaissance I analyse poetry and drama describing the specific peculiarities that make both unique. © L. R. Capuana

OSCAR WILDE (1854-1900)

BIOGRAPHY Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin in 1854 of Anglo-Irish parents of noble descent and part of, what can be said, an intellectual family milieu in which he developed … Continue reading OSCAR WILDE (1854-1900)

Excerpt from “The Importance of Being Earnest” (1895), O. Wilde

Act 1 Jack (Ernest) Worthing meets Lady Bracknell for an interview during which he will have to prove worthy of her daughter’s hand, Gwendolen Fairfax – a girl of London’s … Continue reading Excerpt from “The Importance of Being Earnest” (1895), O. Wilde

ENGLISH LITERATURE IN THE RENAISSANCE

Literature   “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves” – William Shakespeare Brief General outlook – from Humanism to Renaissance  The Renaissance was a … Continue reading ENGLISH LITERATURE IN THE RENAISSANCE