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The Resource Six centuries of verse, Thames ; compiled by Anthony Thwaite ; series written by Anthony Thwaite ; series producer, Diana Potter ; produced and directed by Richard Mervyn

Six centuries of verse, Thames ; compiled by Anthony Thwaite ; series written by Anthony Thwaite ; series producer, Diana Potter ; produced and directed by Richard Mervyn

Label
Six centuries of verse
Title
Six centuries of verse
Statement of responsibility
Thames ; compiled by Anthony Thwaite ; series written by Anthony Thwaite ; series producer, Diana Potter ; produced and directed by Richard Mervyn
Contributor
Screenwriter
Director
Host
Performer
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editor, Brian Mongini, Sharon Goodman ; photography, Frank Hodge ... [et al.]
Dewey number
821.009
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
In English; with optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PR503
LC item number
.S59 2010
PerformerNote
Presented by John Gielgud ; Peggy Ashcroft, Cyril Cusack, Nicholas Gecks, Julian Glover, Lee Remick, Ian Richardson, Ralph Richardson, Stacy Keach, Anthony Hopkins
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1904-2000
  • 1907-1991
  • 1934-2007
  • 1934-1991
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gielgud, John
  • Ashcroft, Peggy
  • Gecks, Nicholas
  • Glover, Julian
  • Richardson, Ian
  • Richardson, Ralph
  • Remick, Lee
  • Keach, Stacy
  • Hopkins, Anthony
  • Thwaite, Anthony
  • Mervyn, Richard
  • Potter, Diana
  • Thames Television, ltd
  • Athena (Firm)
  • Acorn Media (Firm)
Runtime
410
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English poetry
  • English poetry
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • Oral interpretation of poetry
Technique
live action
Label
Six centuries of verse, Thames ; compiled by Anthony Thwaite ; series written by Anthony Thwaite ; series producer, Diana Potter ; produced and directed by Richard Mervyn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced in 1984
  • On container: Poetry's greatest hits brought to life
  • Special features: lives of the poets; about the actors. Print viewer's guide, which includes what to listen for, questions to consider, avenues for further learning, glossary, English verse by era, and more
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. episode 1. Chaucer to Ted Hughes, 1384-1984 ; ep.2. Old English ; ep. 3. Chaucer, 1340-1400 ; ep. 4. Medieval to Elizabethan, 1400-1600 ; ep. 5. Shakespeare, 1564-1616 ; ep. 6. Metaphysical & devotional, 1590-1670 (ca. 152 min.) -- Disc 2. ep. 7. Milton, 1608-1674 ; ep. 8. Restoration & Augustan, 1660-1745 ; ep. 9. Romantic pioneers, 1750-1805 ; ep. 10. Wordsworth, 1770-1850 ; ep. 11. Younger romantics, 1800-1824 (ca. 128 min.) -- Disc 3. ep. 12. Victorians, 1837-1901 ; ep. 13. American pioneers, 1855-1910 ; ep. 14. Romantics & realists, 1870-1920 ; ep. 15. Early twentieth century, 1914-1939 ; ep. 16. Towards the present, 1934-1984 (ca. 130 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
3 videodiscs (ca. 410 min.)
Isbn
9781598283730
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
054961837397
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
AMP-8373
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn601978886
  • (OCoLC)601978886
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (4:3), NTSC; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Six centuries of verse, Thames ; compiled by Anthony Thwaite ; series written by Anthony Thwaite ; series producer, Diana Potter ; produced and directed by Richard Mervyn
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced in 1984
  • On container: Poetry's greatest hits brought to life
  • Special features: lives of the poets; about the actors. Print viewer's guide, which includes what to listen for, questions to consider, avenues for further learning, glossary, English verse by era, and more
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. episode 1. Chaucer to Ted Hughes, 1384-1984 ; ep.2. Old English ; ep. 3. Chaucer, 1340-1400 ; ep. 4. Medieval to Elizabethan, 1400-1600 ; ep. 5. Shakespeare, 1564-1616 ; ep. 6. Metaphysical & devotional, 1590-1670 (ca. 152 min.) -- Disc 2. ep. 7. Milton, 1608-1674 ; ep. 8. Restoration & Augustan, 1660-1745 ; ep. 9. Romantic pioneers, 1750-1805 ; ep. 10. Wordsworth, 1770-1850 ; ep. 11. Younger romantics, 1800-1824 (ca. 128 min.) -- Disc 3. ep. 12. Victorians, 1837-1901 ; ep. 13. American pioneers, 1855-1910 ; ep. 14. Romantics & realists, 1870-1920 ; ep. 15. Early twentieth century, 1914-1939 ; ep. 16. Towards the present, 1934-1984 (ca. 130 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
3 videodiscs (ca. 410 min.)
Isbn
9781598283730
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
054961837397
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
AMP-8373
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn601978886
  • (OCoLC)601978886
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (4:3), NTSC; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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