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Tell Me More - language learning program
Tell Me More language-training software is available through the Library.
Learning programs for beginner through advanced levels are available for American English, British English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Spanish (Spain). Asian languages will be available soon.
All you need to do to get started is navigate to the resource and create an account. Follow the instructions found on the Literatures and Languages Library homepage: http://www.library.illinois.edu/llx under “Quick Links”.
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- 37 different types of learning activities/interactions.
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Tracing the Arthurian tradition
pt. 1. Malory’s le morte d’Arthur, anatomy of a legend -- pt. 2. Understanding Sir Gawain and the Green Knight -- pt. 3. The legend of King Arthur in literature and popular culture.
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The Ancient theatre & its legacy: Restoration theater : from tennis court to playhouse
During the Restoration, new playhouses were built to replace the many theaters destroyed by Cromwell in the English Civil War. The new theaters, built to stage the probing social comedies of the era, were shaped by changes in English drama, politics, and society. Shows how the Parisian tennis court theaters, attended by the court in exile of Charles II, influenced the new London theaters, particularly Christopher Wren’s Theatre Royal. Advanced computer graphics illustrate important features of Restoration theaters. Wren’s influence on Georgian playhouses and modern theater design is also explored.
Shakespeare and the Globe
In an effort to enhance understanding of Shakespeare’s plays, this program brings together visuals dealing with Elizabethan London and the Globe theater, theatrical traditions at the time, and sites associated with Shakespeare’s life and family. Includes excerpts from performances.
Discusses the culture of the ancient Britons. Tombs and monuments like those at Stonehenge and elsewhere constitute the only evidence from which to construct a history of the ancient Britons.
Mysteries of Stonehenge
This program traces the long history of Britain’s most famous Neolithic landmark. Archaeologists and authors consider the many theories posited over the centuries, summarily debunking some and conservatively praising others.