SESSION 2: Here’s the poem The Lamb from Songs of Innocence
Here’s Tyger Tyger from The Songs of Experience
Very impressive is also the musical version by The BARDS
In the next video by the British Library Michael Phillips demonstrates William Blake’s printing process, explaining how it relates to his work as a poet and artist. Filmed at Morley College, London.
TRIVIA & EXPANSION: You now Know – after Dylan’s Nobel Prize ceremony when she sang his A hard Rain’s Gonna Fall, who Patty Smith is. I went to her concert in Bologna when I was your age and she was in Italy performing last year. Here she reads ‘The Tyger’ during a benefit concert for the museum Wadsworth Atheneum on October 20, 2011.
If you’re a fan of the crime series The Mentalist Blake was even quoted in one of its episodes 🙂
TASK: COMMENT ( as ORAL TESTING) How did you like the animation by Sheila Graber for such a complex poet as William Blake? Does it suit his work? Which of the two poems The Lamb & The Tyger did you like best and why?
I would like to start this second part of the post by sharing with you the magazine Gallant Gossip, created by a class of mine some years ago (2008/9!). I’m still so proud of it! Originally it was just printed as a booklet of paper, like the copy I showed you in class. Then I created the on-line version. Reading it will inspire you all, I hope.
Now, go on reading and follow the instructions by opening all the links to very interesting new materials, images and websites.
1. ELIZABETHAN THEATRE:Your next activity is based on a video made by the students of Liceo Coreutico Uccellis (Ud) guided by an expert and dedicated colleague of mine, Mrs Anna Laghigna, whom I thank. Sign upatEdpuzzleusing this link https://edpuzzle.com/join/efazejk Use your NAME & SURNAME to do the activity. (This way you’ll automatically join the class I’ve created for you). I’m sure you’ll learn lots of new things from your peers, very special teachers :).
4. FOLIO: Thanks to the beautiful Interactive folio of Romeo & Juliet, nowadays you can read his comedy, have explained the difficult words and also listen to it 🙂 Technology can allow us to experience art in a way I would have never dreamt of, when I attended Liceo and could only study from black & white pages!