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04 Sep 13

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has printable handbooks for many of Shakespeare's plays. "Each of our entirely original teacher handbooks includes active, engaging teaching activities, 400 years of critical thinking, synopses, and much more. Teaching activities—all aligned with the Common Core State Standards—are designed to draw upon some of the same practices and techniques that actors use in the rehearsal process to break open Shakespeare's challenging language."

04 Aug 13

All of Shakespeare's sonnets with descriptive commentary. Also sonnets by Spenser, Sidney, Drayton, Wyatt, and others

17 Jul 13

Thomas C. Foster refers to this article in the preface to How to Read Novels Like a Professor. It might be interesting to have students read it and respond to it.

17 Jul 13

Thomas C. Foster mentions this essay in the preface to How to Read Novels Like a Professor. It might be interesting to have students read it and respond to it.

01 Feb 13

A great collection of ekphrastic poetry and the art that inspired it.

26 Jan 13

Audible.com gathers together a list of essential audio books. My wishlist is huge after looking through this wonderful list.

02 Jan 13

Professor Robin Bates shares insights about literature—how it connects to our lives today, and how it is relevant for understanding ourselves.

02 Sep 12

"1524 N. Campbell." This house is the inspiration for 4006 Mango Street, where Esperanza lives in The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.

31 Aug 12

Flavorwire's list of writers whose work was more obscure and less appreciated in the nineteenth century, when they lived, than at present.

11 Jul 12

Book Drum is the perfect companion to the books we love, bringing them to life with immersive pictures, videos, maps and music.

08 Jul 12

The interesting story of how Ernest Hemingway's classic Lost Generation novel The Sun Also Rises got its title. Also, a great anecdote about Max Perkins and Charles Scribner.

08 Jul 12

The Library of Congress shares an exhibition of "Books that Shaped America." Librarian of Congress James H. Billington says that the list is "intended to spark a national conversation on books written by Americans that have influenced our lives, whether they appear on this initial list or not."

03 Jul 12

My favorite part of Shakespeare's Sonnets for iPad? It's not one thing. All the scholars/readers disagree about it. http://t.co/mxYv7B2y

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