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Voices & visions

Author: Jill JanowsRobert ChapmanLois CuniffLawrence PitkethlyDerek WalcottAll authors
Publisher: [New York, NY] : New York Center for Visual History ; S. Burlington, VT : Distributed by Annenberg Media, [2011?]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The lives and works of 13 renowned American poets are interpreted through dramatic readings, archival photographs, dance, performances, and interviews in this inspiring series. Illustrative poems in each program are accompanied by insights into their historical and cultural connections. The series covers the terminology of poetry and the larger role of poets in American and world literature studies.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Educational television programs
Television mini-series
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Elizabeth Bishop; Hart Crane; Emily Dickinson; T S Eliot; Robert Frost; Langston Hughes; Robert Lowell; Marianne Moore; Sylvia Plath; Ezra Pound; Wallace Stevens; Walt Whitman; William Carlos Williams; Elizabeth Bishop; Hart Crane; Emily Dickinson; T S Eliot; Robert Frost; Langston Hughes; Robert Lowell; Marianne Moore; Sylvia Plath; Ezra Pound; Wallace Stevens; Walt Whitman; William Carlos Williams
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Janows; Robert Chapman; Lois Cuniff; Lawrence Pitkethly; Derek Walcott; Margot Feldman; Judith Thurman; Leslie Lee; Vickie Karp; Susan Yankowitz; Robert Seidman; Veronica L Young; Peter Hammer; St Clair Bourne; Jeffrey Schon; Richard P Rogers; Jack Smithie; Sasha Alpert; David Schmerler; South Carolina Educational Television Network.; New York Center for Visual History.; Annenberg Media.
ISBN: 1576807983 9781576807989
OCLC Number: 137293605
Language Note: Closed captioned.
Notes: This disc has been recorded using DVD-R equipment and may not play in all DVD players or drives.
Originally produced as a PBS television series in 1988.
Credits: Senior consultant, Helen Vendler ; historical consultant, William Taylor.
Performer(s): Poetry readings by Blythe Danner, Jane Alexander, James Merrill, Galway Kinnel ; narrators, Jose Ferrer, Susanne Wasson, Laurence Luckinbill, Peter Maloney, Paul Hecht, Carol Locatell, Peter MacNicol.
Description: 7 videodiscs (755 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R.
Contents: [Disc 1] Program 1. Elizabeth Bishop: One art / written, produced & directed by Jill Janows (58 min.) --
Program 2. Hart Crane / directed by Lawrence Pitkethly ; produced by Lois Cunniff ; writer, Derek Walcott ; co-writer, Margot Feldman (58 min.) --
[Disc 2] Program 3. Emily Dickinson / director, Veronica Young ; producer, Jill Janows ; writer, Judith Thurman (57 min.) --
Program 4. T.S. Eliot / written & directed by Lawrence Pitkethly ; producers, Sasha Alpert, Lawrence Pitkethly (57 min.) --
[Disc 3] Program 5. Robert Frost / director, Peter Hammer ; producer, Robert Chapman ; writer, Margot Feldman (57 min.) --
Program 6. Langston Hughes: The dream keeper / director, St.Clair Bourne ; producer, Robert Chapman ; writer, Leslie Lee (57 min.) --
[Disc 4] Program 7. Robert Lowell: A mania for phrases / directed by Peter Hammer ; producer, Robert Chapman ; writers, Peter Hammer, Lawrence Pitkethly (58 min.) --
Program 8. Marianne Moore: In her own image / director, Jeffrey Schon ; producers, Robert Chapman, David Schmerler ; writer, Vickie Karp (57 min.) --
[Disc 5] Program 9. Sylvia Plath / directed and produced by Lawrence Pitkethly ; writer, Susan Yankowitz (57 min.) --
Program 10. Ezra Pound: American odyssey / written, produced and directed by Lawrence Pitkethly (57 min.) --
[Disc 6] Program 11. Wallace Stevens: Man made out of words / director, Richard P. Rogers ; producer, Jill Janows ; writer, Robert Seidman (58 min.) --
Program 12. Walt Whitman / director, Jack Smithie (57 min.) --
[Disc 7] Program 13. William Carlos Williams / director, Richard P. Rogers ; written and produced by Jill Janows (57 min.).
Other Titles: Voices and visions
Responsibility: Annenberg Media ; a presentation of SCETV - South Carolina Educational Television ; a New York Center for Visual History production ; senior producers, Jill Janows, Robert Chapman, Lois Cuniff ; executive producer, Lawrence Pitkethly.

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The lives and works of 13 renowned American poets are interpreted through dramatic readings, archival photographs, dance, performances, and interviews in this inspiring series. Illustrative poems in each program are accompanied by insights into their historical and cultural connections. The series covers the terminology of poetry and the larger role of poets in American and world literature studies.

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