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Summary

This highly entertaining anthology of verse is the comic, tragic, tender, and telling story of life's seven ages, from childhood to old age. Within the framework of Shakespeare's speech, "The Seven Ages of Man," performed by Sir Ian McKellen, are 150 great poems from all ages, from Chaucer to Emily Dickinson to Walt Whitman and many others. The poem are presented by the finest cast ever assembled on one recording and includes Ralph Fiennes, Dame Judi Dench, John Cleese, Michael Caine, and more.

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©1998 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd. (P)1998 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.

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Great Poetry Not Much Music.

I bought this on this on a whim. Expecting to hate it and have to send it back, but I so enjoyed it. I was disappointed when it was over.

I have to confess that I do not normally listen to poetry, but this is so well read, by great actresses and actors. There is a mix of all the well-known poems and many that I had not heard of. But none of them were too long, some were funny and some sad. A real pick and mix. Something in here for everyone, whether like me you never listen to poetry, or whether you regularly listen to poetry.

There was very little music though - so be warned.

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A major trip

A major trip down memory lane, particularly when one has exceeded three score years and ten.

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The human experience in verse

A very sombre, atmospheric experience sprinkled with genuine triumph and joy. The actual selection and performances are great - look at the cast (!), but one has to be in the right mood in order to get the most out of listening.

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