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Gleeditions Gleeditions databases offer premium editions of literary works favored by higher education, featuring a line of e-texts newly annotated by scholars and a library of videos for those e-texts and more.

Gleeditions.com (Glee’ dish-uns) created the world’s one and only Guided Literary E-text Editions of classic works by William Shakespeare and Mark Twain. Innovative and interactive, each Gleedition features an academically approved edition of the primary text plus:
* Color-coded, original annotations for seven literary elements
* Comprehensive yet concise background information
* Celebrated graph

Gleeditions.com (Glee’ dish-uns) created the world’s one and only Guided Literary E-text Editions of classic works by William Shakespeare and Mark Twain. Innovative and interactive, each Gleedition features an academically approved edition of the primary text plus:
* Color-coded, original annotations for seven literary elements
* Comprehensive yet concise background information
* Celebrated graph

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In celebration of Shakespeare's birthday (April 26, 1564), Gleeditions posts his Sonnet 104 and applies its content to h...
04/28/2022

In celebration of Shakespeare's birthday (April 26, 1564), Gleeditions posts his Sonnet 104 and applies its content to him.

https://www.gleeditions.com/video_index.asp

#shakespeare
#sirjohngielgud
#shakespearebirthday
#shakespearesonnets
#shakespearsonnet104

In celebration of Charlotte Brontë's birthday, April 21, Gleeditions shares a scene between governess and employer from ...
04/21/2022

In celebration of Charlotte Brontë's birthday, April 21, Gleeditions shares a scene between governess and employer from Jane Eyre (Ruth Wilson plays Jane; Toby Stephens, Mr. Rochester). Brought to life by the actors is an almost palpable romantic energy between the two.

https://www.gleeditions.com/video_index.asp

Photo: Charlotte Brontë, partial image, circa 1834. By Branwell Brontë. © National Portrait Gallery, London.

Born 119 years ago, on April 13, Samuel Beckett brought us Waiting for Godot, about the purpose of human existence. Glee...
04/14/2022

Born 119 years ago, on April 13, Samuel Beckett brought us Waiting for Godot, about the purpose of human existence. Gleeditions pays tribute to his legacy with a clip from a masterful production that foregrounds the dark humor of the still haunting play. #samuelbeckett #waitingforgodot

https://www.gleeditions.com/video_index.asp

In honor of National Poetry Month, Gleeditions brings you "Blood-Light" by 2021 Pulitzer Prize winner Natalie Diaz, from...
03/31/2022

In honor of National Poetry Month, Gleeditions brings you "Blood-Light" by 2021 Pulitzer Prize winner Natalie Diaz, from Postcolonial Love Poem. Diaz, born and bred on the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation, herself reads the verse, inspired by a brother of her own. Listen to its rhythm and imagery. Discover the harsh reality of life for the speaker's brother and the consequences for family from the reading heard here:

https://www.gleeditions.com/video_index.asp?vid=1886

Find here the poem "Resistance" by UK Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, in support of beleaguered Ukraine. Last in a listing...
03/24/2022

Find here the poem "Resistance" by UK Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, in support of beleaguered Ukraine. Last in a listing of "Poet Laureate Poems" by Armitage, the verse leads easily to more of his works. https://www.simonarmitage.com

Pictured is an image of Ukrainian civilians and soldiers taking shelter under a bridge in Kyiv.

Just announced Thursday, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction goes to Honorée Fanonne Jeffers fo...
03/18/2022

Just announced Thursday, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction goes to Honorée Fanonne Jeffers for her book Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois. The novel is about several generations of African Americans from the perspective of one young Black girl in central Georgia. #honoreefanonnejeffers #nationalbookcriticscircleaward See the link for a book preview https://preview.aer.io/The_Love_Songs_of_WEB_Du_Bois-NDAzMDc4?social=1&retail=1&emailcap=0

Academy Awards, March 27, 2022: This year's nominees for the Best Original Screenplay include Belfast by Kenneth Branagh...
03/10/2022

Academy Awards, March 27, 2022: This year's nominees for the Best Original Screenplay include Belfast by Kenneth Branagh, based on a slice of the actor-writer's life. See the trailer below to discover the film's family focus, wartime setting in late 1960s Ireland, and winning bits of humor. Beyond a simple memoir, Belfast brings to mind the plight of Ukrainian families today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C658p987SQI

This Presidents’ Day week, Gleeditions shares a one-minute video on two Shakespeare speeches that Abraham Lincoln memori...
02/24/2022

This Presidents’ Day week, Gleeditions shares a one-minute video on two Shakespeare speeches that Abraham Lincoln memorized (from Hamlet, Act 3, Sc. 3 and Richard III, Act 1, Sc. 1).

Professor James Shapiro of Columbia U identifies the two speeches in the video posted here. What, one wonders, do they suggest about Lincoln's thoughts?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0ShDdSoiJA

This February 14 week Gleeditions shares the sight and sound of one of the most memorable love sonnets of all time, writ...
02/17/2022

This February 14 week Gleeditions shares the sight and sound of one of the most memorable love sonnets of all time, written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, before she and Robert were secretly wed.

http://gleeditions.com/video_index.asp #valentines #poetry

Announced February 1, the UK and Ireland's Costa Award for most enjoyable First Novel of 2021 goes to Caleb Azumah Nelso...
02/10/2022

Announced February 1, the UK and Ireland's Costa Award for most enjoyable First Novel of 2021 goes to Caleb Azumah Nelson for Open Water, about the love of a Black British photographer for a dancer and the challenges that confront them. The Award for most enjoyable Novel of 2021 goes to Claire Fuller for Unsettled Ground, about adult fraternal twins jarred into unpacking a web of family secrets. For other winners and more details, go here:

https://www.costa.co.uk/behind-the-beans/costa-book-awards/book-awards #calebazumahnelson #clairefuller #costaawards

Read overviews of the two winners of the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, followed ...
02/03/2022

Read overviews of the two winners of the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, followed by the shortlist of finalists in each category.

https://www.ala.org/rusa/awards/carnegie-medals #literature #andrewcarnegiemedal

Lady Macbeth has just died. In a literal minute, in a newly released, webwide production, watch Denzel Washington make t...
01/27/2022

Lady Macbeth has just died. In a literal minute, in a newly released, webwide production, watch Denzel Washington make the role of Macbeth his own as he delivers a familiar yet freshly performed speech in reaction to her death. #macbeth #shakespeare

https://www.gleeditions.com/video_index.asp

Listen to Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his final speech (43 minutes). Hear his anticipation of assassination, as well ...
01/17/2022

Listen to Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his final speech (43 minutes). Hear his anticipation of assassination, as well as the prodigious show of faith in his words. Statue photo by Tom LeGro/PBS NewsHour—CC BY-NC 2.0.

http://gleeditions.com/video_index.asp

In a two-minute speech from Walter in A Raisin in the Sun, get Gleeditions tribute to the passing of Sidney Poitier on J...
01/12/2022

In a two-minute speech from Walter in A Raisin in the Sun, get Gleeditions tribute to the passing of Sidney Poitier on January 6, at the age of 94. The focus here is on the dignity and outspokenness of the character and of Poitier himself as a lifelong champion of racial equality. Paste link in browser to watch.

http://gleeditions.com/video_index.asp?vid=1878

Gleeditions pays tribute to the December 2 passing of actor Sir Antony Sher with appreciation for his engaging literary ...
12/10/2021

Gleeditions pays tribute to the December 2 passing of actor Sir Antony Sher with appreciation for his engaging literary feats, including a 2015 account (shown below) of performing the role of Falstaff and his 2020 rendition of a Shakespeare sonnet, posted here:

https://www.gleeditions.com/video_index.asp #anthonysher #shakespeare #literature

This week Gleeditions shares a short story that testifies to the power of literature for life today, "Child of God," by ...
10/21/2021

This week Gleeditions shares a short story that testifies to the power of literature for life today, "Child of God," by Professor Genevieve Abravanel, brought online by American Short Fiction magazine. Listen to the story at https://www.gleeditions.com/video_index.asp #shortfiction #americanshortstories

The 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature goes to Abdulrazak Gurnah, a novelist and professor emeritus who grew up on the islan...
10/14/2021

The 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature goes to Abdulrazak Gurnah, a novelist and professor emeritus who grew up on the island of Zanzibar and arrived at his current home of England as an 18-year-old refugee during the 1960s. Find out more info. here: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/2021/bio-bibliography/ #nobelprize #zanzibar #nobelprizeliterature #nobelprize2021

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This Presidents’ Day week, Gleeditions shares a one-minute video on two Shakespeare speeches that Abraham Lincoln memorized (from Hamlet, Act 3, Sc. 3 and Richard III, Act 1, Sc. 1). Professor James Shapiro of Columbia U identifies the two speeches in the video posted here. What, one wonders, do they suggest about Lincoln's thoughts? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0ShDdSoiJA
This February 14 week Gleeditions shares the sight and sound of one of the most memorable love sonnets of all time, written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, before she and Robert were secretly wed. http://gleeditions.com/video_index.asp #valentines #poetry
Announced February 1, the UK and Ireland's Costa Award for most enjoyable First Novel of 2021 goes to Caleb Azumah Nelson for Open Water, about the love of a Black British photographer for a dancer and the challenges that confront them. The Award for most enjoyable Novel of 2021 goes to Claire Fuller for Unsettled Ground, about adult fraternal twins jarred into unpacking a web of family secrets. For other winners and more details, go here: https://www.costa.co.uk/behind-the-beans/costa-book-awards/book-awards #calebazumahnelson #clairefuller #costaawards
Read overviews of the two winners of the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, followed by the shortlist of finalists in each category. https://www.ala.org/rusa/awards/carnegie-medals #literature #andrewcarnegiemedal
Lady Macbeth has just died. In a literal minute, in a newly released, webwide production, watch Denzel Washington make the role of Macbeth his own as he delivers a familiar yet freshly performed speech in reaction to her death. #macbeth #shakespeare https://www.gleeditions.com/video_index.asp
Listen to Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his final speech (43 minutes). Hear his anticipation of assassination, as well as the prodigious show of faith in his words. Statue photo by Tom LeGro/PBS NewsHour—CC BY-NC 2.0. http://gleeditions.com/video_index.asp
In a two-minute speech from Walter in A Raisin in the Sun, get Gleeditions tribute to the passing of Sidney Poitier on January 6, at the age of 94. The focus here is on the dignity and outspokenness of the character and of Poitier himself as a lifelong champion of racial equality. Paste link in browser to watch. http://gleeditions.com/video_index.asp?vid=1878
Gleeditions pays tribute to the December 2 passing of actor Sir Antony Sher with appreciation for his engaging literary feats, including a 2015 account (shown below) of performing the role of Falstaff and his 2020 rendition of a Shakespeare sonnet, posted here: https://www.gleeditions.com/video_index.asp #anthonysher #shakespeare #literature
Last month saw the release of American Indian novelist Louise Erdrich's The Sentence. Set against the pandemic, the novel fuses both tragic and comic elements. Go to the following link for a review of the novel: https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/louise-erdrich-sentence-book-review/2021/11/08/0a18fd34-40af-11ec-a88e-2aa4632af69b_story.html #literature #thesentence #louiseerdrich
Streaming now on Netflix is the newly released film adaptation of Nella Larsen's Harlem Renaissance novel Passing. For a penetrating look at how the 1929 novel and 2021 film differ, visit the link below. https://slate.com/culture/2021/11/passing-netflix-movie-vs-nella-larsen-book.html #passing #literature #harlemrenaissance #netflix
The third time was a charm for South African novelist Damon Galgut, who won the 2021 Booker Prize for The Promise after having been on the shortlist twice before. The Booker Prize goes to an outstanding novel written in English and published in the UK or Ireland. Read Chapter 1 here: https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/2021/september/the-promise-damon-galgut-first-chapter-extract.html. #bookerprize #bookerprize2021
The UN's Climate Change Conference is happening now, which makes us think of the 2021 nonfiction read by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Elizabeth Kolbert. A three parter, Under a White Sky covers today's environmental crises in the river, in the wild, and up in the air. Find a contents summary here: https://www.npr.org/2021/02/08/965306203/under-a-white-sky-examines-what-it-might-take-for-humans-to-continue-to-exist #climatechange #climateconference