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   Order Code: MHV103DV    ISBN : 9781569944493
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Originally aired on PBS as part of Anyone for Tennyson? in 1993, this set brings together over 130 of the best and most popular poems, ranging from a brief excerpt of Chaucer’s "Prologue" to the Canterbury Tales in modern and Middle English to classics of the 20th century. Interpreted by members of the First Poetry Quartet and celebrity guests (Claire Bloom, LeVar Burton, Robert Culp, Ruby Dee, Henry Fonda, Vincent Price, and many more), the poems are individually indexed so viewers can easily find the ones they want. Color. 240 minutes. Monterey. ©2006.

“…excellent. A reminder of how much poetry illumines and explains an age.”—Greensboro Record

“A series to be treasured”—Seattle Times

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