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Six Centuries Of Verse (2010)

Call Number DVD/821.009/SIX

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Nonfiction DVDsDVD/821.009/SIXAvailable
Published: [United States] : Silver Springs, MD : Athena ; Acorn Media, [2010]
Description:  3 videodiscs (approximately 410 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 9781598283730, 1598283731,
Language:  English

Originally produced in 1984

Special features: 20-page viewer's guide includes what to listen for, questions to consider, avenues for further learning, glossary, English verse by era, and more; lives of the poets; about the actors

Licensed for public performance

Anthony Hopkins, Ian Richardson, Julian Glover, Lee Remick, Peggy Ashcroft, Ralph Richardson, Stacy Keach, among others

Traces the evolution of English-language poetry from Beowulf to modern times. Historical background complements the seductive rhythms of the poems themselves, as performed by the greatest actors of our times. Features works by great English and American poets, including Chaucer, Shakespeare, William Butler Yeats, Dylan Thomas, Emily Dickinson, John Milton, and many more

Not rated

DVD, region 1, full screen (4:3), NTSC; Dolby Digital

Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing

Disc 1. episodes 1-6: Chaucer to Ted Hughes, 1384-1984 ; Old English ; Chaucer, 1340-1400 ; Medieval to Elizabethan, 1400-1600 ; Shakespeare, 1564-1616 ; Metaphysical & devotional, 1590-1670 -- Disc 2. episodes 7-11: Milton, 1608-1674 ; Restoration & Augustan, 1660-1745 ; Romantic pioneers, 1750-1805 ; Wordsworth, 1770-1850 ; Younger romantics, 1800-1824 -- Disc 3. episodes 12-16: Victorians, 1837-1901 ; American pioneers, 1855-1910 ; Romantics & realists, 1870-1920 ; Early twentieth century, 1914-1939 ; Towards the present, 1934-1984

Related Searches:
English poetry -- History and criticism.
English poetry.
American poetry -- History and criticism.
American poetry.
Oral interpretation of poetry.
Documentary films.
Instructional films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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Public performance rights

Additional Credits:
Hopkins, Anthony, 1937-
Richardson, Ian, 1934-2007.
Glover, Julian, 1935-
Remick, Lee.
Ashcroft, Peggy, 1907-1991.
Richardson, Ralph, Sir, 1902-1983.
Keach, Stacy.
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000.
Thwaite, Anthony.
Mervyn, Richard.
Potter, Diana, 1934-1991.
Thames Television, ltd.
Athena (Firm)
Freemantle Media Enterprises (Firm)
Acorn Media (Firm)

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