AP® English Literature & Composition – Part 1: Stories | BerkeleyX on edX | Course About Video

AP® English Literature & Composition – Part 1: Stories | BerkeleyX on edX | Course About Video


[MUSIC PLAYING] MAGGIE SOKOLIK: Hi. My name is Maggie Sokolik. Welcome to the course. We’re going to be covering
stories, poems, and plays. “Dracula” is based on a real person. This person is Vlad III,
or Vlad the Impaler. Now let’s take a listen to a short
selection from Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” SPEAKER 1: Then there was
the sound of rattling chains and the clanking of
massive bolts drawn back. A key was turned with the loud
grating noise of long disuse, and the great door swung back. [MUSIC PLAYING] MAGGIE SOKOLIK: We’re
going to be looking next at ancient Chinese poetry, particularly
the poetry of the six dynasties and the Tang dynasty. Let’s listen now to an example of
Chinese poetry, remembering, of course, you’re listening to a translation. SPEAKER 1: Who is lovelier than she? Yet she lives alone in an empty valley. She tells me she came from a good family
which is humbled now into the dust. [MUSIC PLAYING] MAGGIE SOKOLIK: We’re
going to be looking at one play in particular of
William Shakespeare– of course, a very famous 17th century playwright. Here’s an excerpt of dialogue
from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” SPEAKER 2: Four days will quickly
steep themselves in night. Four nights will quickly
dream away the time. And then the moon, like to a
silver bow new bent in heaven, shall behold the night
of our solemnities. MAGGIE SOKOLIK: I hope you’ll join us. It’s going to be a great course. See you there.

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