SummaryTraces the evolution of English-language poetry from Beowulf to modern times.
Contentsepisode 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.
-- History and criticism.
American poetry -- History and criticism.
Educational television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Silver Spring, MD :Athena :2010
|Other Titles|| Six centuries of verse (Television program)
6 centuries of verse
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000.
Ashcroft, Peggy, 1907-1991.
Cusack, Cyril, 1910-1993.
Glover, Julian, 1935-
Richardson, Ian, 1934-2007.
Coburn, Brian, 1936-1989.
Richardson, Ralph, Sir, 1902-1983.
Hopkins, Anthony, 1937-
Thames Television, ltd.
Acorn Media (Firm)
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.
Photography, Frank Hodge ... [et al.] ; editors, Brian Mongini, Sharon Goodman.
In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
"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.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; full screen (4:3) presentation; Dolby Digital.
3 videodiscs (approximately 410 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.