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Introduction to ‘Piers Plowman’ (2 Parts)

Synopsis
Part 1: Professor Harold Brooks highlights the influences of Langland’s life and education on his work, sketches the criticism of 14th-century religious and social life found in ‘Piers Plowman’ and comments on the author’s remedy.
Part 2: Professor Brooks deals with the methods Langland employs to compose his tale, stresses the peculiarities of its structure, comments on the role of allegory and persons, and the interlocking of the different lives. He concludes with a consideration of the imagery in the work.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio; Audiocassette. 37, 34 min.
Year of production
1975
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Uses
Students of English literature.
Subjects
English language and literature
Keywords
Langland, William; poetry

Credits

Director
N.C. Collins
Producer
N.C. Collins
Writer
Harold Brooks
Cast
Harold Brooks 

Sponsor

Name

Birkbeck College, Department of English

Distributor

Name

University of London Audio-Visual Centre

Notes
Closed down.

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