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The BritLit Podcast

A Podcast by Mr. Krake's British Literature classes in Grapevine, Texas.

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Love, Death, and Ballads

Ballads- You may be wondering what a ballad is... Well, Mr. Krake and Courtney share everything you have ever wanted to know concerning ballads. It's origin, meaning, and evolution. Tune in for a scintillating discussion.


2 Feb 2007

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Taming of the Shrew

Keaton, Richelle, and Casie present a "Super-Short-Show" reviewing Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew." Devond, Heather, and Tawny follow it up with their "hickified" version of a scene from the play. Enjoy!


20 Nov 2006

Rank #2

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1984 Book reviews

Season 2 Episode 2 - Melanie & Kristin and Austin & Joy put together short book reviews on George Orwell's "1984".


11 Nov 2006

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Animal Farm Propaganda Ads: BAMBOO BITES!!!

Check out the SFA Acting Company's presentation of their orginal product advertisement for "Bamboo Bites" ... crammed full of sumptuous propaganda techniques. How many techniques can you find?


10 May 2006

Rank #4

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The Conclusion of Macbeth Act 4 Scene 1 as presented by "The Macduff Acting Company"

"Something Wicked This Way Comes!" Macbeth revisits the witches and three apparitions appear to give him some news. Is it good or bad? The Macduff Acting Company presents this scene for your enjoyment.


4 Apr 2006

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Milk and Apples are Brainfood...

Listen in to Mr. Krake's 4th period class discuss propaganda techniques and logical fallacies like oversimplification and faulty cause and effect reasoning as they relate to politics, media, and George Orwell's 'Animal Farm.'


30 May 2007

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Some are more equal than others

Listen in to Mr. Krake's 2nd period class discussion on the use of propaganda techniques like euphemism, ad hominem, glittering generalities, and bandwagon.


30 May 2007

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Yodelling Macbeth

Recording from an airport in Germany, Travis and Joelle discuss Promptbooks and Macbeth Act 2 Scene 2. A little Gwen Stefani gets us in the mood, and we dive into the motivations and objectives of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth on their crusade of evil.


13 Apr 2007

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Pilot Episode - Beginning of Macbeth Act 4 Scene 1

Our Pilot Episode! This is the scene that inspired it all. We started out with a dramatic reading of this abridged version of the witches casting a spell. We wanted to add some elements to heighten the emotion and dramatic effect of the scene, so we added some sound effects, and thought "Hey, we should do some more of this!" And thus was born the BritLit Podcast. Enjoy!


3 Apr 2006

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Introduction to the BritLit Podcast


3 Apr 2006

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