Hello All: a great start! Thank you all for your keen participation in our introduction to the world of Shakespeare and to the theme of love as it played out in two of Shakespeare’s contemporaries, Christopher Marlow and Sir Walter Raleigh. Here are the recordings for our class this week: enjoy.
And here a few possible blog topics arising from our first tutorial:
1/ (Critical) Describe – with evidence- what you think the Nymph’s underlying message is to her Shepherd suitor.
2/ (Creative) Be the Nymph!!! and in your own creative poem or prose piece challenge this young upstart Shepherd and tell him what you really want for him- and what you think about his proposals!!
3/ (Creative) Be the Shepherd!!! and in your own creative poem or prose piece try to be so convincing that no modern “nymph” could possibly refuse you!!!!