Six Centuries Of Verse: The Complete Series

  |  Buy to Own: 12/08/2013
  |  400 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Every episode of the documentary written by Anthony Thwaite that sets out to explore the evolution of English poetry from the 14th century to modern times. A number of high profile actors including Peggy Ashcroft, Anthony Hopkins, Lee Remick and Julian Glover read from some of the classic poems in discussion. The episodes are: 'Chaucer to Ted Hughes', 'Old English', 'Chaucer 1340-1400', 'Medieval to Elizabethan 1400-1600', 'Shakespeare 1564-1616', 'Metaphysical and Devotional 1590-1670', 'Milton 1608-1674', 'Restoration and Augustan 1660-1745', 'Romantic Pioneers 1750-1805', 'William Wordsworth 1770-1850', 'Young Romantics 1800-1824', 'Victorians 1837-1901', 'American Pioneers 1849-1910', 'Romantics and Realists 1870-1920', 'Earlier Twentieth Century 1914-1939' and 'Later Twentieth Century 1934-1984'.