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If we don't do the impossible, we shall be faced with the unthinkable - Petra Kelly.
William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the 'Bard of Avon'. His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire and was baptised on 26 April 1564. Thought to have been educated at the local grammar school, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he went on to have three children, at the age of eighteen, before moving to London to work in the theatre. Two erotic poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece were published in 1593 and 1594 and records of his plays begin to appear in 1594 for Richard III and the three parts of Henry VI. Shakespeare's tragic period lasted from around 1600 to 1608, during which period he wrote plays including Hamlet and Othello. The first editions of the sonnets were published in 1609 but evidence suggests that Shakespeare had been writing them for years for a private readership.
Shakespeare spent the last five years of his life in Stratford, by now a wealthy man. He died on 23 April 1616 and was buried in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford. The first collected edition of his works was published in 1623.
Also reading: Lindy Miller,
'Mastering Practical Criticism (Palgrave, 2001); Rebecca
Warren, 'York Notes: King Lear' (Pearson and York Press,
I am a Muslim Anarcho-feminist: earth-universe is my home; humankind my family; the libraries of the world are my mind; a mother's tears my heart; the qur'an my soul; non-violence my creed; peace and justice my purpose; dialogue, education and critical reflection my toolbox.
'Like Venus, my head spins in a different direction to the majority; like Triton, I orbit in one direction and my world turns in another.' Julian Yaqub
Four Horsemen, Ross Ashcroft, 2012
Twenty-three leading thinkers explain how the world really works and the fundamental flaws in the economic system which have brought our civilization to the brink of disaster. The film pulls no punches in describing the consequences of continued inaction – but its message is one of hope. If more people can equip themselves with a better understanding of how the world really works, then the systems and structures that condemn billions to poverty or chronic insecurity can at last be overturned.
Othello, Oliver Parker, 1995;
Macbeth, Rupert Goold, 2010;
Citizenfour, Laura Poitra, 2015;
The A-Word, Peter Cattaneo et al 2016;
Orange Is the New Black, Jenji Kohan, 2013;
Breaking Bad, Vince Gilligan, 2008-13;
This Is England, Shane Meadows, 2006;
The Corporation, Joel Bakan, 2006;
The Crisis of Civilization, Dean Puckett, 2011;
The World According to Monsanto,
Marie-Monique Robin, 2009;
The War You Don't See, John Pilger, 2010;
The New Rulers of the World, John Pilger, 2001;
In the Valley of Elah, Paul Haggis, 2007;
Tyrannosaur - Paddy Considine, 2011
Featuring Senser, Akala, Rafeef Ziadah, Shpongle, Alex Harvey Band, Dhafer Youssef, Rage Against the Machine, Sigur Ros, Simon Munnery, Efterklang, Wilfred Owen, Professor Elemental, Benjamin Zephaniah, Radiohead, Eva Cassidy, Dan & Dan, Liza Minnelli, Stewart Lee, Riz-MC, John Agard, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Joan Armatrading, Tony Bennett, Christopher Eccleston, Lady Ga-Ga, We Cut Corners, and Pharrell Williams.
© Julian Yaqub 2016, all rights reserved. All mind maps produced using Inspiration ® 7.5 English edition. Clagsborough College opposes political violence whether perpetuated by nation states or non-state actors. At the same time, the college denounces Prevent and the work of the UK Research Information and Communications Unit along with all other attempts to scapegoat Muslims for Britain's cultural decline.