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Index Literature May 18, 2009

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September 1996 (Vol 2, No 9)

Barron’s Book Study Notes
Complete Shakespeare Collection, The
In My Own Voice
King Arthur Through the Ages
Kon-Tiki Interactive
Romeo and Juliet Center Stage

February 1996 (Vol 2, No 2)

A Jack Kerouac ROMnibus
American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century
Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations
Complete Maus, The
Crucible, The
Discovering Shakespeare
Hansel & Gretel and the Enchanted Castle
Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five
Macbeth
Much Ado About Shakespeare
Of Mice and Men
Poetry in Motion II
Road Ahead, The
Rumpelstilskin’s Labyrinth of the Lost
World’s Greatest Classic Books, The

March 1995 (Vol 1 No 3)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
A Brief History of Time: An Interactive Adventure with Stephen W (more…)

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Poetry in Motion March 6, 2009

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Poetry in Motion

Poetry in Motion (The Voyager Co.) is already a classic. This very simple title showcases the work of 24 poets, including Amiri Baraka, Bill Burroughs, John Cage, Allen Ginsberg, and Tom Waits (more…)

 

Barron’s Book Study Notes February 27, 2009

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Barron’s Book Study Notes

Barron’s Book Study Notes (Corel CD Home) is essentially a conversion to CD-ROM of selected volumes from the Barron’s Book Notes series. There are study guides for 101 classic literary works written by 65 different American and European authors (more…)

 

Romeo and Juliet Center Stage January 31, 2009

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Romeo and Juliet Center Stage

Imagine, if you will, a poorly-acted high school performance of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Now videotape that performance, digitize it, shrink the resultant moving images to a nearly subatomic two-inches by two-inches on your computer screen, and you have the gist of Sunburst Communication’s “multimedia drama (more…)

 

In My Own Voice November 16, 2008

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In My Own Voice

Sunburst Communications has come out with a series of Teaching Tools designed, primarily, as a resource for high school teachers eager to use a new medium to enliven traditional material (more…)

 

King Arthur Through the Ages November 15, 2008

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King Arthur Through the Ages

Ibis Communications, Inc. and The Calvert School have produced King Arthur Through the Ages, a collection of text stories, audio readings, and digital artwork. The strength of the disc, of course, is the Arthurian legends themselves (more…)

 

Kon-Tiki Interactive November 7, 2008

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Kon-Tiki Interactive

Kon-Tiki Interactive is typical Voyager fare: work from other mediums ported to CD-ROM, hooked up via a single Table of Contents, hyperlinked, and then left to work or not on its own (more…)