Archivo para ‘History’

Bob Dylan’s Life in Song

diciembre 13th, 2016

After his recently achieved Nobel Price, here’s a look at his life through his legendary music. It’s hard to believe but Bob Dylan, the voice of a generation representing youthful protest, turns 75 today. He told us “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” shared a jail cell with “Mister Tambourine Man,” and challenged us to look […]

Famous Mothers in History

mayo 10th, 2016

In honor of Mother’s Day, here’s a look at what seven famous historical moms did for their sons and daughters. If there’s one constant throughout history, it’s the close relationship between mothers and their children. Though different historical periods and circumstances lead to different actions, mothers will always love, protect and fight for (and perhaps […]

William Shakespeare, often called the English national poet, is widely considered the greatest dramatist of all time.

abril 9th, 2016

Synopsis William Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. From roughly 1594 onward he was an important member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men company of theatrical players. Written records give little indication of the way in which Shakespeare’s professional life molded his artistry. All that can be deduced is that over the […]

Beowulf

marzo 9th, 2016

Beowulf is the longest epic poem in Old English, the language spoken in Anglo-Saxon England before the Norman Conquest. More than 3,000 lines long, Beowulf relates the exploits of its eponymous hero, and his successive battles with a monster named Grendel, with Grendel’s revengeful mother, and with a dragon which was guarding a hoard of […]