Great Amwell Company
Most widely held works by Great Amwell Company
Life on the Mississippi ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 471 libraries worldwide
Dramatizes Mark Twain's own experiences as an apprentice riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the Civil War.
Pudd'nhead Wilson ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
Mark Twain uses his insight and wit to explore the issues of slavery, mother/son relationships, justice, and the many shapes of human folly. A mulatto slave switches her disconcertingly white baby with her master's son to protect it in a time of strong racial prejudice.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 409 libraries worldwide
Adventures of a boy and a runaway slave on the Mississippi River in pre-Civil War America.
New England in autumn the poetry of Robert Frost ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
Provides biographical insight on Robert Frost through dramatic presentations of his poems and letters.
The world of Emily Dickinson ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
Claire Bloom portrays Emily Dickinson in this dramatic presentation of her "Letters to the world."
William Shakespeare a poet for all time ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Filmed on location in Stratford-on-Avon and other sites, Shakespearean actors recite some of the Bard's best known works.
With a feminine touch ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Readings from the poetry of some of the foremost women poets, including works by Edna St. Vincent Millay, Emily Dickinson, Emily Bronte, Sylvia Plath and Charlotte Bronte.
The Innocents abroad ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
Dramatizes Mark Twain's journal of his 1867 trip to Europe and the Holy Land. He and his companions, together find humor in the foolishness of other American travelers.
The lake poets Wordsworth and Coleridge ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
"William Wordsworth, his sister Dorothy, his wife Mary, and his friend Samuel Taylor Coleridge often set out on walking tours through the beautiful Lake District of England. The members of The First Poetry Quartet follow in their footsteps as they visit Wordsworth's home at Dove Cottage, travel by carriage to the mountains above Ullswater, and wend their way by twilight to the lake at Grasmere. Excerpts from Dorothy's journals and letters introduce the poetry selections"--Container.
America in portrait ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Presents recitations from the works of various American poets including Robert Frost, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Edgar Allan Poe, Carl Sandburg, and Edgar Lee Masters.
Spoon River anthology & a poetic portrait gallery ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
Includes excerpts from Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River anthology, along with works of other poets.
An American original e.e. cummings ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Presents a biography of cummings along with excerpts from many of his works.
The Private history of a campaign that failed ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Dramatizes Mark Twain's tale based on his two weeks as a Missouri militiaman in the Civil War and his later antiwar statement entitled The war prayer.
Robert and Elizabeth Browning ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
One of the most celebrated of literary romances is explored in the setting of an apartment on Wimpole Street, as distinguished actor Jack Gwillim, Jill Tanner, and Nicholas Woodeson perform poems by Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Whispers on the wind ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Presents an exciting and innovative look at the timeless poetry which shapes our literary heritage. Includes the works of D.H. Lawrence, DeBose Heyward, Alexander Pope, James Dickey, and Tennessee Williams.
The Brontës of Haworth ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Looks at the poetry and powerful imaginations of the Brontës: Emily, Anne, Charlotte and Branwell.
The Glorious romantics a poetic return to the Regency ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Looks at the personalities and poetry of Byron, Shelley and Keats as seen through the eyes of their contemporary Leigh Hunt.
A Zooful of poetry ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1978 and 1999 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Come for a fun-filled tour of the San Diego Wild Animal Park while at the same time you'll be enjoying a pack of poems - or is it a herd of verse? - all about animals!
The growth of a poet Sylvia Plath ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Provides biographical insight on Sylvia Plath through dramatic presentations of her poems and letters.
So that's where it's from ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Introduction to poetry which explores familiar quotes and identifies movie, song, and book titles taken from poetry.
African Americans American Civil War (1861-1865) American poetry Americans--Foreign countries Biography Byron, George Gordon Byron,--Baron,--1788-1824 Children's poetry Coleridge, Samuel Taylor,--1772-1834 Collections Criticism, interpretation, etc. Cummings, E. E.--1894-1962 Dickinson, Emily,--1830-1886 Drama England England--Lake District English poetry Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Finn, Huckleberry (Fictitious character) Frost, Robert,--1874-1963 Historical films History Infants switched at birth Keats, John,--1795-1821 Literature Mississippi River Motion pictures New England Poetry Poetry Poetry--Women authors Poets, American Poets, English River boats River life Romanticism Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Shelley, Percy Bysshe,--1792-1822 Short films Slavery Spoon River anthology (Masters, Edgar Lee) Television adaptations Television programs Travel Twain, Mark,--1835-1910 United States Wordsworth, William,--1770-1850