Monthly Archives for September 2013


The Inquiry into the Sinking of the Titanic

During the last couple of weeks TY students have been studying a broad range of poetry including works from greats such as Seamus Heaney and TS Eliot. Last week, “After the Titanic” by Derek Mahon was the focus of attention. The poem looks at the tragedy of the Titanic from the point of view of […]


Some key quotes from Act II of ‘Othello’

Remember to keep on top of your quotes as we are progressing through the play! Here are some of the key quotes from the second Act: Scene 1 ‘News, lads! Our wars are done: The desperate tempest hath so banged the Turks That their designment halts. A noble ship of Venice Hath seen a grievous […]


Iago’s soliloquy from Act 2 Scene 1

We have seen Kenneth Brannagh’s performance of Iago’s soliloquy at the end of the first Act. Here is another well-known British actor performing one of Iago’s soliloquys – this time it is Bob Hoskins. He is equally as scheming and unscrupulous.


Ian McKellen deconstructs Macbeth’s final soliloquy

This piece of video comes from a master-class given by Ian McKellan in the late 1970s. It is fascinating to watch and will be of particular interest to the 6th years who are putting in the hard work of revision of their single study text. McKellen is, as always, a joy to watch.



Some key quotes from Act I of ‘Othello’

It is essential to keep up to date with quotations from ‘Othello’. They will form a central part of every essay that you write. If you learn them well in now, it will make life much easier for you later on. Here are some of the key quotes from Act I: Scene 1 ‘I know […]