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    • Shakespeare's MACBETH

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 15 mins
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    Macbeth, a general of the army of Duncan, King of Scotland, rises through the ranks after victory over the rebel MacDonald. Inspired by three witches' prediction that he would become king, he and his wife murder Duncan, and he becomes King of Scotland himself. The heir, Malcolm, flees to England, where he is joined by Macduff, the loyal Thane of Fife.

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    • The Poetry of John Clare

    • By: John Clare
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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    John Clare was born on 13th July, 1793 in Helpston, a few miles north of Peterborough. Schooled only until the age of 12, his early career was that of agricultural labourer, pot boy, gardener and lime burner. His early life of hardship and frequent malnutrition led to his diminutive stature of five feet and contributed to his later health problems. In 1820 his first poems were published and began to earn him a reputation as the 'Northamptonshire Peasant Poet'. His poetry sold well, but only occasionally did that and other incomes keep his head above water.

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    • The Poetry of John Dryden

    • By: John Dryden
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    In 1667, Dryden published Annus Mirabilis, a lengthy historical poem which described the English defeat of the Dutch naval fleet and the Great Fire of London. This work established him as the pre-eminent poet of his generation, and was crucial in his attaining the posts of Poet Laureate in 1668 and a couple of years later, historiographer royal (1670), as his talent encompassed many forms; from poetry to plays to translations. In 1694 he began work on what would be his most ambitious and defining work as translator, The Works of Virgil (1697).

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    • The Poetry of Thomas Hardy

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: James Taylor, Gideon Wagner, Richard Mitchley, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
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    Many giants of literature originate from the shores of the emerald isles: Shakespeare, Dickens, Chaucer, the Brontes, and Austen, to which most people would willingly add the name Thomas Hardy. Far from the Madding Crowd, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, and The Mayor of Casterbridge are but three of his literary masterpieces. But let us go further and add to his canon his poems....

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    • Rudyard Kipling

    • A Poetry Selection
    • By: Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Gideon Wagner, Tim Graham, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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    Rudyard Kipling. With our almost religious zeal to categorise and pigeon hole everything it should come as little surprise that one of the poems we learnt at school should so regularly be voted the best ever poem. Whether ‘If..’ deserves that credit or not is irrelevant to this empire wandering artist who was not only a fine story teller but a great poet of the Empires, its people and views.

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    • Emily Dickinson: A Poet in Verse

    • By: Emily Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Patricia Rodriguez, Richard Mitchley, Tim Graham, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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    As private as she was eccentric, Emily Dickinson published only a handful of poems in her lifetime. Most of her work, much of which dealt with themes of death and immortality, was published posthumously, to mixed reviews. But it would be her unconventional poetic style, which was most criticized early on, that would ultimately gain her recognition as one of the greatest American poets of all time. Here, a lovely sampling of the poems of Emily Dickinson is presented for your listening pleasure.

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    • The Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins

    • By: Gerard Manley Hopkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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    In January 1866 Hopkins composed his most ascetic poem, The Habit of Perfection, but a few days later he included poetry in the list of things to be given up for Lent. In July he decided to become a Catholic, and by May 1868 Hopkins firmly 'resolved to be religious'. Less than a week later, he made a bonfire of his poems and ceased to write for almost seven years.

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    • Winter

    • A Season In Verse
    • By: Thomas Hardy, William Blake, Christina Rossetti, and others
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 47 mins
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    At this time of the year, as the nights close in and the temperature drops, winter seems like a season that nobody really enjoys, and we look forward all the more to spring. For many children, however, it is the bounty of Christmas that steals their attention, and for others the renewal of the New Year. But for Nature it is a pause for breath, to take stock of what has gone by in the year to date and ready herself for the energies and dramatic development to the landscape that spring will bring.

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    • Great poetry spoilt by disappointing narration

    • By TheNameless on 17-04-19

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    • The Graveyard Poets

    • By: Thomas Gray, Thomas Dermondy, Hannah Cowley
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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    The Graveyard Poets, also known as 'Churchyard Poets' or 'the Boneyard Boys' began in pre-Romantic days with a leaning towards gloom, melancholy and the general decay of churchyards. It should be remembered that in the 18th century city graveyards were a teeming mass of overcrowding and disease, their country brethren better but hardly idylls of worship. What would eventually lead to the Gothic literary genre began, in the main, with reflections by Christian clergymen upon God, mortality and the assumed afterlife.

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    • The Romantics - Volume 1

    • By: William Blake, Robert Burns, John Clare
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer, Gideon Wagner, Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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    Romanticism was a new movement in philosophy and the arts that began in the late 18th century when major political events shook the world, such as the French Revolution and American independence. It marked a distinct contrast to the prevailing Enlightenment ideals and in poetry represented a more personal intuitive, emotional and meditative expression with a back-to-nature imperative. It subsequently altered the way in which we perceive poetry and beyond as well as defining our own modern sensibilities to the arts. 

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    • Robert Louis Stevenson

    • A Poetry Selection
    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Gideon Wagner, Tim Graham, and others
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Robert Louis Stevenson. In the Scottish canon to be placed alongside Burns is high praise indeed but it’s a rightful place for one of Scotland’s finest novelists and here, poets. Born in 1850 he managed to cram much into his 44 years travelling widely to France, The States, Samoa and the South Seas.

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    • The Top 50 Poems

    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Wilfred Owen, John Keats
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
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    Sometimes we just want the best. But that involves choices, judgements, decisions. And that all depends on our feelings, our mood at the time. Even more so with poetry. Would we like a little more pathos, or love, or humour with that? Can we only choose one Keats? And ’If’? Surely Kipling wrote something else? So difficult to decide. This one or that? Is it easier to choose your 50 favourite poets or your 50 favourite poems?

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    • The Poetry of William Cowper

    • By: William Cowper
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Jake Urry, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 58 mins
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    William Cowper was born 26th November 1731 in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. Traumatically he and his brother, John, were the only siblings, out of seven, to survive infancy. His mother died when he was six. In 1763 he was offered a Clerkship of Journals in the House of Lords. With the examinations approaching, Cowper had a mental breakdown. He tried to commit suicide three times, and a period of depression and insanity seemed to settle on him. The end of this unhappy period saw him finding refuge in evangelical Christianity, becoming the inspiration behind his much-loved hymns. 

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    • The Lake Poets

    • By: William Wordsworth, Robert Southey, Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
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    Strictly speaking The Lake Poets were not a movement or school of poetry. They were only so named as such by The Edinburgh Review so that they could be disparaged. It was a spectacular backfire! The three main figures would be rightly seen as among the most monumental figures in English poetry - William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the underrated but immense Robert Southey, himself a 30-year poet laureate.

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    • Autumn - A Season In Poetry

    • By: Percy Bysshe Shelley, William Butler Yeats, Henry Longfellow, and others
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 57 mins
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    For many of us Autumn, or as the Americans would say; Fall is the season of mixed emotions. Summer's long days are replaced by a chill in the air. The colours on the trees and fields ripen to warmer hues and the harvest is brought safely home. Yet with this bounty there is the knowledge that Nature is turning her attention to the harder, colder Winter month's ahead.

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    • The Sea - An Element in Verse: Volume 2

    • By: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Algernon Charles Swinburne, John Keats, and others
    • Narrated by: Gideon Wagner, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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    The seas and oceans have a mystical power over us: From a playful day at the beach to the hysterical waves of a storm, this ever-changing element evokes both beauty and fear. Its great mass, its shimmering beauty, its raging howl, and all in colours from blue to grey to green and crystal clear. In these collections of verse our poets - including Tennyson, Swinburne, Keats, Shelley, and many others - explore the relationship between ourselves and the great mystical waters.

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    • The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

    • By: Emily Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Patricia Rodriguez, Richard Mitchely, Tim Graham, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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    Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born in 1830 in Amherst Massachusetts. Rightly regarded as a major American poet, her life was sheltered, introverted, and reclusive. Despite writing over 1800 poems, only a dozen or so were published during her lifetime. Her structures and wordings are at times difficult to get to grips with, though recurring themes of religion and death certainly shadow many of her works.

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    • The Poetry of John Milton

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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    Milton was to now publish his greatest works, which had been gestating for many years. Paradise Lost, perhaps the classic English epic poem was originally published in 10 books in 1667. This was followed by Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes in 1671. Because of his anti-monarchy views their reception was muted, but over the centuries since, Milton has established himself as second only to Shakespeare. He died of kidney failure on November 8th, 1674, and was buried in the church of St Giles Cripplegate.

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    • The Sea - An Element in Verse: Volume 1

    • By: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Algernon Charles Swinburne, John Keats, and others
    • Narrated by: Gideon Wagner, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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    The seas and oceans have a mystical power over us: From a playful day at the beach to the hysterical waves of a storm, this ever-changing element evokes both beauty and fear; its great mass, its shimmering beauty, its raging howl and all in colours from blue to grey to green and crystal clear. In these collections of verse our poets - including Tennyson, Swinburne, Keats, Shelley, and many others - explore the relationship between ourselves and the great mystical waters.

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    • By servet Alijaj on 05-06-16

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    • Halloween Poems Volume 1

    • By: Lord Byron, John Keats, William Shakespeare, and others
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 39 mins
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    I should be whispering this because Halloween is almost upon us. A time of Witches, Ghouls and Hauntings and all kinds of scary things that come out the evening before All Saints Day to wreak havoc... I'm glad you're listening so let us begin

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