Friday, November 9, 2007

“The more we study, the more we discover our ignorance” Percy Bysshe Shelley

Do you enjoy Macbeth? OK good, do you understand it? Well a nice tool is on Spark Notes to help. It puts a selection of Shakespeare next to a translation so you get to see both and get a better feel for the original. This is just one of the services on their site. Now the goal of the site is to have you buy their printable materials, books, and downloadable iPod texts but a lot of the same info is online and free but with ads. They have info on anything from writing to history. The history section is really nice allowing you to quickly focus on an era and then go deeper to specific incidents. I have to say I come to this as a novice because the only educational aids I remember were Cliff Notes but I am taking to this one fairly easily. Give it a try and read a play.

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