Fine Art on YouTube

Terry Teachout, the drama critic of the Wall Street Journal, has effectively created a cultural video-on-demand site from material uploaded on YouTube. Read his article about it at WhoseTube? ArtsTube – WSJ.com. Quote: YouTube, like the other new Web-based media, is a common carrier, a means to whatever ends its millions of users choose, be… Continue reading Fine Art on YouTube

Third Assignment: Juvenal, Wordsworth and Beethoven

The theme for our next assignment is ‘From city to country’. Here’s the list of works we’ll be discussing: Satire III by Juvenal The Two-Part Prelude of 1799 by William Wordsworth Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey by William Wordsworth Symphony No.6 (Pastoral) by Ludwig van Beethoven

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Download The Classics With Google

Google Book Search now enables you to download PDF versions of out-of-copyright books and print them out for yourself. Examples of books available include: Ferriar’s The Bibliomania A futurist from 1881’s 1931: A Glance at the Twentieth Century Aesop’s Fables Shakespeare’s Hamlet Abbott’s Flatland Hugo’s Marion De Lorme Dunant’s Eine Erinnerung an Solferino BolĂ­var’s Proclamas… Continue reading Download The Classics With Google

Second Assignment: Faust, Schubert and Robert Johnson

We agreed at the last meeting to absorb and discuss the following works for our next Culture Club meeting: Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe Seven songs by Franz Schubert The works of Robert Johnson There is a connection, with three of the Schubert songs being settings from Goethe’s Faust, and the works of Robert Johnson… Continue reading Second Assignment: Faust, Schubert and Robert Johnson

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