Shakespeare’s birthplace: Stratford-upon-Avon

Cheers!!

Today we’re reporting from Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, a city about 2 hours of bus drive from London:

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Stratford-upon-Avon is a beautiful small city where most of the houses were built during the Tudor Style, which  is the final development of medieval architecture during the Tudor period (1485–1603). It’s lovely, really.

City of William Shakespeare, whose writings greatly influenced the entire English language. Prior to and during Shakespeare’s time, the grammar and rules of English were not fixed. But once Shakespeare’s plays became popular in the late seventeenth and eighteenth century, they helped contribute to the standardization of the English language.

So, let’s take this opportunity to learn a little bit about this poet and dramaturg on this online class I’ve selected just for you on BBC Learning English.com:

Shakespeare 

Shalespeare

William Shakespeare

Some of the vocabulary we’ll see in this program are: 

dramaturg
an academic who works with theatre companies as a consultant

timeless
an adjective describing a work of art that has an effect on an audience that doesn’t change over time

to stand the test of time
a phrase used to describe a work of art that retains an appeal over time

to last
stories which ‘last’ are timeless stories

I hope you all enjoy.

And, as they say arond here: I see you if I see you!!

Silvia

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2 Comments

Filed under Advanced, London Oct 2011, Uncategorized, Vocabulary

2 responses to “Shakespeare’s birthplace: Stratford-upon-Avon

  1. Karina Carbinatto

    Hi dear! Thanks for you comments. Everybody will appreciate them. Hope you both enjoy everything! See you soon honey. Miss you!

  2. Hi my dear friend! Luna and I miss you too! The third musketeer is lacking! You’d enjoy this place so much. It’s totally you. Kisses.

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