New Reading Guides Available

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 26 November 2020 > Pedagogy

We know from your messages that you’ve been waiting for them… Our first two film guides in the Reading Guide series, Much Ado About Nothing and 12 Angry Men, are now available, as is Jane Eyre. Our film guides accompany students as they watch the film, and provide them with skills for film analysis as … Continue reading “New Reading Guides Available”

World Ballet Day

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 29 October 2020 > Celebrate

We all need a bit of beauty in these difficult times, and the inspiring example of dancers who are continuing to practise their art even in lockdown. And for a literary fix, see how the emotions of great classics like Jane Eyre and The Handmaid’s Tale can be expressed through ballet. Ballet companies from around … Continue reading “World Ballet Day”

The Handmaid’s Tale: Sneak Peek

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 17 September 2020 >

We know many of you are patiently waiting for our Reading Guides for the books and films on the LLCER Terminale curriculum. We are going as fast as we can to produce them. To help you while you’re waiting, here is a sneak peak of the guide for Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Scroll down … Continue reading “The Handmaid’s Tale: Sneak Peek”

Reading Guides LLCER Terminale

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 03 August 2020 > Pedagogy

Thank you to our many readers who answered our questionnaire on the works you plan to study with your students in LLCER Terminale. And the winners are… Our authors are busy preparing Reading Guides for the most popular works to help your students. Coming in November, two novels and two films: Dystopian novel The Handmaid’s … Continue reading “Reading Guides LLCER Terminale”

Emily Brontë 200

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 04 July 2018 > Celebrate

Emily Brontë was born 200 years ago on 30 July. She is the most mysterious of the famous Brontë family and little is known about her. What’s more, the manuscript of her only novel, Wuthering Heights, has never been found. A bicentenary project invited 12,000 visitors to the Brontë Museum to recreate the manuscript, line … Continue reading “Emily Brontë 200”

Celebrating Author Jean Rhys

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 21 June 2018 > What's On

Jean Rhys (1890-1979) lived and wrote about her extraordinary life in the West Indies, London and Paris before producing her masterpiece, Wide Sargasso Sea, a prequel to Jane Eyre, telling the story of Bertha Mason, the Creole wife Mr Rochester married for her fortune, and who in Jane Eyre is portrayed as the madwoman in … Continue reading “Celebrating Author Jean Rhys”

Brontë Anniversaries

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 09 December 2016 > Celebrate

Two hundred years on, the three Brontë sisters, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne, are still some of the best-loved novelists Britain has produced. Their enduring classics Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall conquer new readers in each generation and have inspired many other writers and artists. The bicentenary of their births, from … Continue reading “Brontë Anniversaries”