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Simon Schama's John Donne

Author: Simon Schama; Clare Beavan; Fiona Shaw; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); British Broadcasting Corporation.
Publisher: Hamilton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For Columbia University's Simon Schama, John Donne is the poet who transformed English verse through a raw emotional honesty coupled with a virtuosic skill with language. Drawing upon the observations of John Carey, literary critic and author of John Donne: Life, Mind, and Art, and insightful readings by actress Fiona Shaw, Schama undertakes a passionate appraisal of Donne's work. Simon Schama's John Donne vividly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction television programs
Television programs for the hearing impaired
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Donne; John Donne
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Schama; Clare Beavan; Fiona Shaw; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); British Broadcasting Corporation.
ISBN: 9781616166168 1616166169
OCLC Number: 607907576
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: This is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Credits: Original music, Danial Pemberton, Peter Salem ; editor, Enda Mullen ; camera, Neville Kidd, Johann Perry.
Performer(s): Presented by Simon Schama; poems recited by Fiona Shaw; both commentate on Donne's works.
Description: 1 videodisc (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R.
Other Titles: John Donne
BBC Simon Schama's John Donne
Responsibility: A BBC production ; written and presented by Simon Schama, with contributions from Fiona Shaw ; produced and directed by Clare Beavan.

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"For Columbia University's Simon Schama, John Donne is the poet who transformed English verse through a raw emotional honesty coupled with a virtuosic skill with language. Drawing upon the observations of John Carey, literary critic and author of John Donne: Life, Mind, and Art, and insightful readings by actress Fiona Shaw, Schama undertakes a passionate appraisal of Donne's work. Simon Schama's John Donne vividly brings to life the brilliant and ambitious poet, his ardent writings, and his turbulent times. "To His Mistress Going to Bed," "The Canonization," "The Good-Morrow," and "Holy Sonnet XIV" are given particular attention."--Container.

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Simon Schama’s John Donne

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As a professor of both history and art history at Columbia University, Simon Schama has contributed to several BBC and PBS documentaries on topics concerning art, literature, and British history. In this documentary on seventeenth-century poet John Donne, Schama takes a look at the life and work of one...
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