Saturday, 16 November 2013

'Macbeth' Podcasts

The link below will prove an invaluable study tool for our 6th years studying 'Macbeth'.  The link will bring you to a series of podcasts from Alan Stanford (Actor, Director and Writer) along with RTE Radio 1.  The podcasts are recorded discussions with previous Leaving Cert Students commenting on the main characters, themes and key moments in the play.
It is well worth a listen and we highly recommend our Leaving Certs to download the MP3s, stick them on your phone or ipod so that you can listen to them while out for a walk!

Here's the link:
RTE 'Macbeth' Podcast



Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson appears on the 2014 and 2015 Leaving Certificate curriculum.  Ever the popular poet due to her unique style of writing, the following links may prove helpful to all our 5th and 6th year students who are studying her poetry.

A video of Dickinson's poem, 'I heard a Fly Buzz - when I died'

A detailed biography of Emily Dickinson:

A fantastic website from Harvard University that contains images of Dickinson's manuscripts:

Notes on Dickinson's poetry from The Dublin School of Grinds

BBC 'Great Lives' episode on Dickinson's life and poetry (30 minutes long)