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Romeo and Juliet – The Killers Version May 19, 2009

Posted by mataenglish in Just for fun!, Shakespeare, Year 11.
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Romeo and Juliet – The Killers version

Reading Logs! October 16, 2008

Posted by mataenglish in Reading Logs, Year 11.
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Another friendly reminder!
Reading Logs are due at the end of next week…

Well done to those of you who have already handed them in.

Sonnet 130 My mistress’ eyes… August 27, 2008

Posted by mataenglish in Poetry, Year 11.
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Second poem for the series…

Guide to the sonnet…

A commentry…

To His Coy Mistress August 26, 2008

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The Poem

Study Guide 1

Study Guide 2

Sleeping Dogs August 7, 2008

Posted by mataenglish in Visual Texts, Year 11.
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Based on a story called Smiths Dream written by CK Stead about a man named Smith who lives in New Zealand in the 1970s. The country is under the control of a dictator. Smith tries to escape from his marriage problems on an island in the Coromandel, but gets caught up in the politics of the day.

First acting role for Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) and first film directed by Roger Donaldson who nearly 30 years later directed The Worlds Fastest Indian, and special effects were done by Geoff Murphy who directed Goodbye Pork Pie.

“Smith is a man on the run, running from a broken marriage. Accidentally caught between two powers – a repressive Government and a violent resistance movement – he becomes a man alone … hunted and hostile, driven by the will to survive.”

http://www.newzealandatoz.com/index.php?pageid=496&Sleeping+Dogs&PHPSESSID=864
http://www.moria.co.nz/sf/sleepingdogs.htm
http://www.filmarchive.org.nz/feature-project/pages/Sleeping-Dogs.php