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August 24, 2009

le mythe de Sisyphe

Filed under: ABM, French, Upper Sixth — mcsmodlangs @ 3:56 pm

 sisyphus-sign

“L’absurde naît de la confrontation de l’appel humain avec le silence déraisonnable du monde.”
Albert Camus, in Le Mythe de Sisyphe
 

http://www.sccs.swarthmore.edu/users/00/pwillen1/lit/indexa.htm  English translation

And here is Robert Solomon making links between Le mythe de Sisyphe and L’Etranger

part 1     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTb8aYDeh00&feature=related

part 2     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiMKLbL7Gzk&feature=related

part 3     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG5Cj1BHJu8&feature=related

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August 20, 2009

waiting for godot

Filed under: ABM — mcsmodlangs @ 11:35 pm

didi+gogo

For afficionados of the Theatre of the Absurd: here is a link to one of the best productions of Beckett’s en attendant godot in English:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoC9Kx5QvK0&feature=PlayList&p=1E1F954A973C07AB&index=14

Lucky’s speech is highly recommended: wouldn’t you just love to deliver this one ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AQ3Xj49XPE&feature=PlayList&p=5245C675CD03BD3B&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=50

… and the Wikipedia entry to give you some different angles on the play:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waiting_for_Godot

August 16, 2009

Camus links for U6 French

Filed under: Uncategorized — mcsmodlangs @ 11:19 am

bresson_camus_1947

Watch the following

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAl8sL-_E1k&feature=related  (lecture part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN8D3xRtce0&feature=related (part 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nftczGorlGE&feature=related (part 3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNvTa5_EQws&feature=related (part 4)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfssRWwEh6o&feature=related (excerpt from film in English)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF7X_fHExP0 (the first of 17 readings of L’Etranger by Camus himself for French radio)

 

Jacques Brel

Filed under: Uncategorized — mcsmodlangs @ 11:09 am

brel

Ne me quitte pas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2wmKcBm4Ik

– lyrics available on info box.

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