Six centuries of verse [videorecording] / a Thames Television production licensed by FreemantleMedia Limited to Acorn Media Group, Inc. ; presented by John Gielgud ; written and compiled by Anthony Thwaite ; directed and produced by Richard Mervyn ; series producer, Diana Potter

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Material Type
DVD Videos
Imprint
[United States] : Athena ; Silver Springs, MD : Acorn Media, [2010]

Details

Description
3 videodiscs (ca. 410 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details
DVD, region 1, full screen (4:3), NTSC; Dolby Digital.
Language
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Cast
Anthony Hopkins, Ian Richardson, Julian Glover, Lee Remick, Peggy Ashcroft, Ralph Richardson, Stacy Keach, among others.
Audience
Not rated.
Summary
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.
Contents
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.
Note
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.
Subject
English poetry -- History and criticism.
English poetry.
American poetry -- History and criticism.
American poetry.
Genre/Form
Oral interpretation of poetry.
Documentary films.
Instructional films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author
Hopkins, Anthony, 1937-
Richardson, Ian.
Glover, Julian.
Remick, Lee.
Ashcroft, Peggy, 1907-1991.
Richardson, Ralph.
Keach, Stacy.
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000.
Thwaite, Anthony.
Mervyn, Richard.
Potter, Diana.
Thames Television, ltd.
Athena (Firm)
FremantleMedia North America.
Acorn Media (Firm)
Note
Subtitle on container: Poetry's greatest hits brought to life
ISBN
9781598283730
1598283731
Standard No.
054961837397
Music No.
AMP-8373 Athena