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  1. Great War Poets, The (2014)

    Director
    Bob Carruthers
    Subject
    History; Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 46 minutes), £11.00

    Documentary about the First World War poets, including Wilfred Owen, John McCrae, Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon and A.E.Housman.

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  2. Night Mail - The Gpo Story (2013)

    Director
    Harry Watt; Basil Wright
    Subject
    Film studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 126 minutes), £20.41

    This release includes THE GPO STORY (1986), BBC Arena’s tribute to the Unit featuring many of the original filmmakers, including Harry Watt, Basil Wright, Stuart Legg, Edgar Anstey, Chick Fowle, Pat...

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  3. In Search of Robert Burns (2013)

    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 60 minutes), £12.99

    Documentary about Scottish poet Robert Burns, presented by David Hayman, who explores Burns’ life from his childhood to his rise to fame throughout the nation. The programme also includes a section in...

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  4. Placing the Author: Wordsworth, De Quincey and Dove Cottage/ The Poets of Harlem (2012)

    Subject
    Geography; Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 60 minutes), £12.00

    This video, taken from the Open University’s A230 Reading and Studying module, looks at how landscapes and communities have influenced some of our most famous poetry. From William Wordsworth’s Daffodils...

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  5. William S Burroughs and Brion Gysin: The Spoken Word (2012)

    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    Audio (CD, 66 minutes), £10.00

    This collection of recordings features the American writer William S Burroughs and the British-born artist Brion Gysin: the man Burroughs credited with the invention of the ‘cut-up’ literary technique....

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  6. Major Works of Jonas Mekas, The (2012)

    Director
    Jonas Mekas
    Subject
    Film studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 798 minutes), £50.00 (individual); £200.00 (institutional)

    This box set brings together the key works of Jonas Mekas, one of the most prolific avant-garde film artists and an acclaimed poet. Born in Lithuania in 1922, chased west by Soviet and Nazi forces, Mekas and...

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  7. Britten: War Requiem (2012)

    Subject
    English language and literature; Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 97 minutes), £29.99

    2012 sees the 50th anniversary of Britten’s War Requiem and the building it was written for, Coventry Cathedral. The work combines the words of the Latin Mass for the Dead and poems by the First World War...

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  8. Team Teaching Shakespeare (2011 Video)

    Subject
    Drama; Education; Shakespeare

    Educational television. English KS3 students work together in an introductory lesson on analysing Shakespeare. English teacher, Karen McWilliam, and lead teacher in English Carol Weale, joined their Year 9...

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  9. Lamia (2011)

    Subject
    Drama; Literature

    A BBC Radio 4 dramatic adaptation of Keats’ narrative poem ‘Lamia’, about the ill-starred love affair of the serpent Lamia, and the innocent mortal Lycius. [1 hour] Featuring original music by John...

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  10. Prelude, The (2011)

    Director
    Susan Roberts
    Subject
    Drama; Literature
    Distribution
    Audio (Download, 115 minutes)

    Ian McKellen reads the compete text of William Wordsworth’s autobiographical poem.Featuring original music by John Harle and singer, Sarah Leonard. With Paterson Joseph as the Narrator, Charlotte Emmerson...

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