Shakespeare These are some of the major and worthwhile sites on the internet devoted to the The Bard and his world. The plays are presented in a good, simple page design, with either each scene on a separate page, or with the entire play on one page. The server also hosts several online Shakespeare discussion groups, which are lively areas for talk about Shakespeare.
This is why for decades and centuries - long after their authors have gone silent - the writings of Dante, Shakespeare, and Austen, among so many other vital voices, will continue to captivate readers and comment upon life.
Literature has innumerable qualities and purposes and can open doors to unique situations and worlds which are never wholly removed from our own.
Literature introduces us to memorable characters who often have something in common with us or people we know, and those portraits and portrayals can speak directly to the many questions and challenges we individually or collectively face today.
Through literature we can discover new meanings, locate and begin to cross bridges between seemingly distant or dissimilar persons, places, things, and thoughts.
Literature remains relevant and essential because it relates as it conveys and carries us beyond ourselves and our world - metaphorically and literally - so that we might experience fresh perspectives, receive challenges to our knowledge and sensibilities, reach new understandings, perhaps even attain wisdom, through such things as poetry, plays, novels, short stories, memoirs, and all the other literary forms.
Through literature we have such amazing opportunities to rediscover ourselves, our world, a universe of thought, feeling, and insights waiting to be revealed anew to - and through each of us - and all because of a few well-chosen words which can speak volumes and clearly across languages, cultures, entire generations, and well beyond most boundaries.
In reading and interpreting literature we help to keep it alive, thriving, pertinent, personally interpretive and interesting. In doing this, we renew its promise, participating in it, influencing it in small or major ways, and ultimately help to preserve it for those readers yet to follow and recommence this most incredible journey of endless perceptions and revelations.
To be continued - by you To continue reading about the wonders and benefits of literature, consider one or more of these titles in the library system catalog:T he year opened with some positive signs for Korean cinema, but there were still few people smiling at the overall state of the Korean film industry.
The Meaningless of Life Explored in Waiting for Godot - In Waiting for Godot, Vladimir and Estragon spent the entire play waiting for a man named Godot.
Graduate Courses, Spring Times and locations of class meetings are subject to change. Consult the UF Schedule of Courses for an explanation of . Arcadia is a play by Tom Stoppard concerning the relationship between past and present, order and disorder, certainty and uncertainty.
It has been praised by many critics as the finest play from one of the most significant contemporary playwrights in the English language. In , the Royal Institution of Great Britain named it one of the best . English Literature Essays, literary criticism on many authors, links to internet resources and bookshop.
These are some of the many databases available to you as a member of Middletown Thrall Library: Artemis (now Gale Literary Sources) Searches the following databases (described below): Literature Criticism Online, Literature for Students, Literature Resource Center, and Something about the Author.