The strange, gothic Addams family have been a staple of American cultures since cartoonist Charles Addams created them for The New Yorker in 1938. And when you think Gothic, Tim Burton is definitely one of the first filmmakers who comes to mind. He has created a Netflix series, Wednesday, about the daughter in the Addams … Continue reading “The Addams Family, Tim Burton Style!”
The Addams Family is back in a Netflix series, Wednesday. It features eight episodes, four directed by Tim Burton. It centres around Wednesday, the daughter in the Addams family, played by Jenna Ortega, and who is starting at Nevermore, boarding school for outcasts. The Addams Family, created by American cartoonist Charles Addams for The New … Continue reading “Wednesday Addams: School for Outcasts”
Under the pseudonym Henry Fuseli, Swiss artist Johan Heinrich Füssli, became one of the leading lights of the 19th-century British art world and a popular proponent of Romanticism and the Gothic. His many depictions of Shakespearean scenes, the supernatural, dreams and nightmares are rich food for the imagination. A new exhibition at the Musée Jacquemart … Continue reading “Gothic Nightmares: Fuseli”
In our series of author videos presenting our Reading Guides, here’s Jane Eyre presented by its author Lynda Itouchène. Find out more about the guide on the site compagnon.
The Tate Britain exhibition on William Blake explores this talented 19th century artist whose poems and paintings are strikingly modern and pregnant with meaning. Differentiated activities from A2+ to B2 will allow you to add Blake to a sequence on the Gothic or the Romantic movements, for example Shine Bright 1ère Advanced File 1 “Freaky dreams”. … Continue reading “William Blake: Visionary”
Self-portraits in Lille and the Golden Age of English Painting in Paris. Get ahead of the crowd by signing up now for class visits for exhibitions opening in September and running through to the New Year. The Dream of Being an Artist at the Palais des beaux arts in Lille is a thematic exhibition around … Continue reading “Save the Date: Exhibitions for September”
Le travail en groupes en classe de langue : pour quoi faire … et comment faire ? La lecture du Socle commun de connaissances, de compétences et de culture, rédigé en 2015, est éclairante, tout particulièrement la rubrique consacrée à la Coopération et réalisation de projets (Domaine 2, Les méthodes et outils pour apprendre), que l’on enseigne … Continue reading “Group Work: Jigsaw Method”