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Henry V @ the Globe


Shakespearean Acting


Tomorrow When the War Began


Shaun Tan Talks About The Lost Thing


Machinarium: A Problem-solving Game

"The goal of Machinarium is to solve a series of puzzles and brain teasers. The puzzles are linked together by an overworld consisting of a traditional "point and click" adventure story. The overworld's most radical departure is that only objects within the player character's reach can be clicked on.

Machinarium is notable in that it contains no dialogue, spoken or written, and apart from a few tutorial prompts on the first screen, is devoid of understandable language entirely. The game instead uses a system of animated thought bubbles" (Wikipedia).

The graphics in Machinarium have a Shaun Tan-like quality about them. The free version of this game provides an engaging activity to foster problem-solving and decision making. It could also serve as a useful stimulus for student creative writing.


You're a fishmonger!


Shakespeare Resources

The everything Shakespeare book - Cork Milner
Call Number: 822.33 D:MIL
ISBN: 978-1-59869-453-6
Publication Date: 2008

Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare! - Marcia Williams
Call Number: 822.33 H:WIL
Publication Date: 2000

Henry V - William Shakespeare
Call Number: 822.33 W3
ISBN: 978-0-19-953651-1
Publication Date: 1994


Tomorrow When the War Began - Library Resources

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Tomorrow when the war began - John Marsden
Call Number: FAC MAR
ISBN: 0330274864
Publication Date: 1994

Tomorrow when the war began [Movie] - John Marsden, Stuart Beattie
Call Number: DVC ENG0421
Publication Date: 2010
Includes special features: Collector's booklet, the extended interview with writer John Marsden, the making of the movie, alternate movie ending, the books, John Marsden interview and passage readings. Based on the novel by John Marsden. Written and directed by Stuart Beattie, starring Rachel Hurd-Wood, Caitlin Stasey, Lincoln Lewis, Deniz Akdeniz, Phoebe Tonkin, Chris Pang, Ashleigh Cummings, Andy Ryan, Colin Friels. Follows the journey of eight high school friends in a remote country town whose lives are suddenly and violently upended by a war that no one saw coming. Cut off from their families, these eight teenagers must learn to escape, survive and fight back against a hostile military force. Rated M. Region 4 ; PAL. In English, English captions (descriptive subtitles for the hearing impired) English audio description (descriptive narration).


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