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  1. Lady of Shallot, The (2009)

    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 43 minutes)

    In celebration of the 2009 bicentenary of the birth of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) WAG Screen made this short, filmed dramatisation of the poem ‘The Lady of Shalott’. Inspiration for the visual...

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  2. Simon Schama’s John Donne (2009)

    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 60 minutes), £195.00

    Simon Schama celebrates the life and work of one of Britain’s greatest love poets, John Donne. For Schama, Donne is the poet who transformed English poetry through his emotional honesty and skilled use of...

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  3. American Experience: Walt Whitman (2008)

    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 120 minutes)

    WIth ‘Leaves of Grass’, Walt Whitman offered up his poetry and his persona as a reflection of the America he saw; daring, noble, naive, brutish, sexual, frightening and flawed. This film tells...

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  4. Summoned by Bells (2007)

    Subject
    Literature; Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 60 minutes), £14.99

    Sir John Betjeman takes an unashamedly nostalgic journey through his earliest memories, in a classic television documentary based on his autobiography. He revisits scenes of his childhood including his prep...

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  5. Artaud (2007)

    Subject
    Drama; French studies; Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0, 93 minutes), £29.99

    A 2-disc homage to the enigmatic poet, actor, director, playwright, philosopher, visionary, madman Antonin Artaud - one of the most influential figures of 20th century art, theatre and cinema. MY LIFE AND...

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  6. Girl Who Would Be God, The (2007)

    Director
    Tom Simmons; Suzie Hanna
    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 7 minutes), £15.00

    This short film was commissioned for the Sylvia Plath 75th Year International Symposium ‘Creative Process and Product’ held at Oxford University in 2007. The film focuses on previously unresearched...

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  7. Understanding Literature: The Elements of Poetry (2007)

    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 30 minutes), $8.52

    This programme looks at the basic elements of poetry including meter and rhyme, simile and metaphor, oxymoron, assonance, alliteration and hyperbole. An interactive component of multiple-choice questions...

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  8. Margaret Tait: Selected Films 1952-1976 (2006)

    Director
    Margaret Tait
    Subject
    Film Studies; Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 110 minutes), £10.00

    A compilation of 7 short films by the Orcadian filmmaker and poet Margaret Tait, a forerunner of the English experimental directors of the late 20th century.. Over the course of 36 years she produced over 30...

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  9. Beryl’s Journey (2006)

    Subject
    Mental Health and Counselling; Social welfare
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 12 minutes), £14.99

    Beryl Izzard has lived with bipolar for over 40 years. Her way of expressing herself is through poetry. Through a series of 8 poems, each one interpreted by striking images from around the world and...

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  10. Heavy Water: A Film for Chernobyl (2006)

    Director
    Phil Grabsky; David Bickerstaff
    Subject
    Environmental science; Film studies; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 52 minutes), £20.00

    Based on Mario Petrucci’s award-winning book-length poem, the film tells the story of the people who dealt with the disaster at ground-level: the fire-fighters, the soldiers, the ‘liquidators’, and...

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