Friday, May 29, 2009


Our podcasting started in March; there have been over 1000 'listens' since then, and increasing numbers have been 'tuning in' to our Macbeth revision sessions in particular. If you're spending this sunny weekend nervously preparing for your English Literature paper in the Leaving Certificate, you might find them helpful; they're each between 10 and 15 minutes long, and are listed below. Click here for all seven together.

1: The crucial moment : the soliloquy in Act I scene vii before the murder.
2: The real Lady Macbeth.
3: King Macbeth - law and order in Scotland.
4: Malcolm the hero?
5: The Witches and the Supernatural.
6: A quotation auto-test.
7: Macbeth's tragic end - 'Tomorrow, and tomorrow ...'

Tomorrow we have our St Columba's Day celebrations, and prize-giving. The blog will resume on Wednesday with a busy week catching up with lots of pupils' work that's built up recently, particularly poems and TY Work Portfolio material. We'll also have a new podcast on Tom MacIntyre's The Great Hunger, with colleague Evan Jameson.

And of course on Wednesday the Leaving and Junior Cert candidates start their exams with English. Good luck to all...

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