Part of the Series : Six Poets: Searching for Rhyme and Reason
Goethe in Weimar
This program pays lyrical homage to the enigmatic relationship between the poet/dramatist Goethe and the Baroness Charlotte von Stein and explores its influence on his work
Robert Burns: Love and Liberty
Where other early Romantic poets saw dialect and country subjects as quaint, for Burns they were the materials of his life and became the heart of some of the most frequently anthologized poems in the English language.
Four sonnets chosen to conform to a single classroom period: Sonnet 65 (read by Jane Lapotaire, commentary by Stephen Spender), Sonnet 66 (read by Michael Bryant, commentary by Arnold Wesker), Sonnet 94 (read by Michael Bryant, commentary by John Mortimer), Sonnet 127 (read by Ben Kingsley, commentary by A.L. Rowse).
Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, The
Filmed in Gothic monochrome and recited in lively fashion by British actor Joss Ackland, Edgar Allan Poe's classic short story of premeditated evil comes alive in this engaging program.
Voices In Wartime
Poetry has long been a medium that has communicated the concerns of the heart and mind during times of crisis, and one subject that has motivated many poets to reach for their pen is war.