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'They Walked and Talked ...' a Dymock Poets’ Collection

Synopsis
On the north-west borders of Gloucestershire, in the years immediately prior to the outbreak of the First World War, a literary community was formed which came to represent a significant development in the modern poetic tradition. By August 1914, the poet and playwright Lascelles Abercrombie, Wilfrid Gibson, and the American poet Robert Frost had all taken up residence in and around the village of Dymock. Inspired by the beauty of their surroundings and encouraged by a succession of visitors, including Rupert Brooke, John Drinkwater, Edward Thomas and Eleanor Farjeon, a new literary currency was established during that final summer before the outbreak of war. Their writings represented a movement away from the prevailing literary idiom, regarded by many as rhetorically ornate and emotionally restricted. Instead the Dymock Poets sought inspiration in natural settings and everyday experiences. This DVD contains a selection of poems by Lascelles Abercrombie, Rupert Brooke, John Drinkwater, Robert Frost, Wilfrid Gibson and Edward Thomas read in the locality.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2010
Year of production
2010
Subjects
Literature
Keywords
local history; poetry; Thomas, Edward; World War 1; Frost, Robert; Drinkwater, John; Brooke, Rupert; countryside; Gibson, Wilfrid; Abercrombie, Lascelles

Credits

Director
Rachel Plant
Producer
Cate Luck

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£10.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
30 minutes
Year
2010

Distributor

Name

Rachel Plant

Email
rplant@glos.ac.uk
Address
Kempley House
Kempley
Nr Dymock
GL18 2BS

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