Today we’re reporting from Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, a city about 2 hours of bus drive from London:
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:
Some of the vocabulary we’ll see in this program are:
an academic who works with theatre companies as a consultant
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
stories which ‘last’ are timeless stories
I hope you all enjoy.
And, as they say arond here: I see you if I see you!!