'Flattery and reassurance are Lady Macbeth’s favourite persuasive tools – and isn’t the art of persuasion one we would all like to master?' Photo by Andrew Smith under Creative Commons licence.
As we celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth this year, English tutor and resource writer Genevieve White responds to some of the common problems teaching Shakespeare in the English language classroom.
'Lagos could be a lover, a friend, a shaman, an adversary, a politician, an illusion or the dream of a dreamer.' Photo by William Muzi, Creative Commons licence.
Two Lagosian writers explain what’s special about their city and how they captured that in stories performed as plays at the Lagos Theatre Festival last weekend. The stories had been selected as part of a British Council competition in 2013.
'The film portrays the magical-mythical side of Estonia as well as the inspiration behind the designers' collections.' Photo by Jana Solom, used with permission.
London's International Fashion Showcase started this week, so we asked Helen Sirp, winner of the showcase's Emerging Talent Award 2013, to tell us about her fashion film 'After Beyond' and why emerging designers should use the medium more often.
Some non-UK students may not feel they have ownership over Shakespeare's works, unless they speak in a pseudo-British accent. Photo by Calamity Meg under Creative Commons licence.
As we celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, UK actor, author and producer Ben Crystal relates what it's like to speak the work of a playwright who has contributed so many new words and phrases to the English language.
'Short stories have a natural affinity with urban environments ... You may not learn about the protagonist’s background as you would in a novel.' Photo by Marcelo Druck under Creative Commons licence.
How much do you know about Korean literature? Ahead of the Korea Cultural Programme at the London Book Fair this coming April, Katie Slade, editor at Comma Press, gives us an introduction into contemporary Korean fiction.