Six centuries of verse

Format: DVD 2010
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Traces the evolution of English-language poetry from Beowulf to modern times.
episode 1. Chaucer-Ted Hughes, 1384-1984
episode 2. Old English
episode 3. Chaucer, 1340-1400
episode 4. Medieval-Elizabethan, 1400-1600
episode 5. Shakespeare, 1564-1616
episode 6. Metaphysical & devotional, 1590-1670
episode 7. Milton, 1608-1674
episode 8. Restoration & Augustan, 1660-1745
episode 9. Romantic pioneers, 1750-1805
episode 10. Wordsworth, 1770-1850
episode 11. Younger romantics, 1800-1824
episode 12. Victorians, 1837-1901
episode 13. American pioneers, 1855-1910
episode 14. Romantics & realists, 1870-1920
episode 15. Early twentieth century, 1914-1939
episode 16. Towards the present, 1934-1984.

Additional Information
Subjects English poetry -- History and criticism.
English poetry.
American poetry -- History and criticism.
American poetry.
Educational television programs.
Literary readings.
Televised performances.
Television series.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Silver Spring, MD :Athena :2010
Acorn Media,
Edition Full screen.
Other Titles Six centuries of verse (Television program)
6 centuries of verse
Contributors Potter, Diana, 1934-1991.
Mervyn, Richard.
Thwaite, Anthony.
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000.
Ashcroft, Peggy, 1907-1991.
Cusack, Cyril, 1910-1993.
Gecks, Nicholas.
Glover, Julian, 1935-
Remick, Lee.
Richardson, Ian, 1934-2007.
Watson, Gary.
Coburn, Brian, 1936-1989.
McArthur, Gerrard.
Richardson, Ralph, Sir, 1902-1983.
Keach, Stacy.
Blair, Isla.
Hopkins, Anthony, 1937-
Thames Television, ltd.
Athena (Firm)
Acorn Media (Firm)
Participants/Performers Presenter, John Gielgud ; readers, Peggy Ashcroft, Cyril Cusack, Nicholas Gecks, Julian Glover, Lee Remick, Ian Richardson, Gary Watson, Brian Coburn, Gerrard McArthur, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Stacy Keach, Isla Blair, Anthony Hopkins.
Other Contributors Photography, Frank Hodge ... [et al.] ; editors, Brian Mongini, Sharon Goodman.
Language English
In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes "Poetry's highlights through the years, as read by distinguished actors"--Container.
Originally broadcast in 1984 as sixteen episodes of the television series: Six centuries of verse.
Accompanying material may include viewer's guide (17 p. : ill. ; 15 cm.) written and edited by Joseph D. Younger and Elizabeth Slocum, comprising bibliographical references, a broad outline of English verse by era, a select glossary of poetic forms, and listening suggestions and discussion questions for each episode.
Special features: Lives of the poets; about the actors.
System Details DVD; NTSC; region 1; full screen (4:3) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Description 3 videodiscs (approximately 410 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781598283730
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