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Mervyn, Richard

Overview
Works: 102 works in 153 publications in 2 languages and 1,640 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction television programs  Cultural television programs  Educational television programs  Travelogues (Television programs)  Film adaptations  History  Television programs  Poetry  Biography 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author
Classifications: PR503, 821.009
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Most widely held works about Richard Mervyn
 
Most widely held works by Richard Mervyn
Six centuries of verse by John Gielgud( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the evolution of English-language poetry from Beowulf to modern times. Historical background complements the seductive rhythms of the poems themselves, as performed by the greatest actors of our times. Features works by great English and American poets, including Chaucer, Shakespeare, William Butler Yeats, Dylan Thomas, Emily Dickinson, John Milton, and many more
Chaucer, 1340-1400( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaucer is the first great English poet whose name we know, and also the first great English storyteller. The prologue to "The Canterbury tales" is presented here in Middle English (with modern subtitles on screen); "The pardoner's tale" is acted out in Nevill Coghill's modern rendering
Sky view( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soar over Europe and experience history and the countryside from an eagle's perspective. Provides a unique view of Europe and its history. Covers a range of explorations: from majestic castles, historic landmarks and city views to mystical sites and ruins. From dizzying cliffs and soaring mountains to green fields, gentle lakes and the ever-changing Atlantic coast
Victorian poetry( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings and discussion about the poetry of Victorian age. Contains poems by A. Tennyson, E. Bronte, C. Rossetti, R. Browning, M. Arnold and A.C. Swinburne
American pioneers( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the independence of American poetry from England. Poems read include works by Poe, Whitman, Julia Ward Howe, Melville and Dickinson
The earlier twentieth century( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the acclaimed series on poetry appreciation. Covers 1914-39 ; treats W.B. Yeats, W. Owen, E. Thomas, R. Frost, T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden. Readings, dramatizations, historical and biographical info, carefully selected visuals to enhance audience appreciation. This episode: "It is easier to recognize new ideas and images, new languages, new ends to which poetry aspires". Readings : The Second Coming/Leda and the Swan/Politics/Old Man/Stopping by Woods ... /The Waste Land/Musee des Beaux Arts/others
Royal Britain : an aerial journey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aerial tour of more than 35 castles, palaces, and cathedrals across Great Britain. This program give you a unique view of these historic locations. Some highlights include Westminster Abbey, the site of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding in 2011, and Alnwick Castle, which was the castle that stood in for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films
The later twentieth century( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading and criticism of twentieth century English poetry
William Wordsworth( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wordsworth's life is briefly examined, with readings of "The Solitary Reaper," "The Daffodils, " and other poems
Introduction to English poetry( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the sweep, range, and variety of English verse by presenting extracts from Chaucer, Shakespeare, Herbert, Milton, Swift, Blake, Wordsworth, Shelley, Emily Brontèˆ, Emily Dickinson, Hardy, Yeats, and Ted Hughes
Metaphysical & devotional : 1590-1670( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power, vigor, audacity, and spiritual progression of John Donne are seen in examples of both his love poems and his intensely moving religious poems. George Herbert is represented here, as is the witty puritan, Andrew Marvell
Medieval to Elizabethan poetry( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the reading, in appropriate settings, of poetry on subjects relating to the ordinary people of Medieval times
Aerial America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Go on a soaring tour over scenic coastlines, majestic mountains and our nation's most significant milestones. We visit Connecticut's native mysticism and Yankee charm, Maine's rocky coastline and unspoiled beauty, and Massachusetts' battlefields, seaports, and colorful characters. Vermont and New Hampshire show off the region's independent streak, its winter wonderlands and its fiery autumn foliage, while Rhode Island reveals itself as a tiny gleaming treasure with a big history to share
Britain's treasures : an aerial journey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See Britain's most beautiful castles, homes, landscapes and more! In this program, the National Trust gives you a unique tour of some of its more than 560 protected landscapes, ancient sites, castles, gardens and parks, houses and coastline! Soar above the rugged mountains in England's Lake District and view Stonehenge from the air. See amazing sweeping footage of natural wonders, including the Jurassic Coast, Giant's Causeway and the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs
Six centuries of verse( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the evolution of English-language poetry from Beowulf to modern times. Historical background complements the seductive rhythms of the poems themselves, as performed by the greatest actors of our times. Features works by great English and American poets, including Chaucer, Shakespeare, William Butler Yeats, Dylan Thomas, Emily Dickinson, John Milton, and many more
Medieval-Elizabethan, 1400-1600( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the reading, in appropriate settings, of poetry on subjects relating to the ordinary people of Medieval times
Romantic pioneers( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteenth-century poets Christopher Smart and William Blake were forerunners of the Romantic movement in English poetry inaugerated by Coleridge's and Wordsworth's Lyrical ballads in 1798. The four poets are represented through readings of several of their poems
Restoration and Augustan poetry( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings and discussions of the poetry of John Dryden, Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope and Henry Wilmot Rochester
Metaphysical & devotional, 1590-1670( Visual )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restoration and Augustan : 1660-1745( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This period, with its emphasis on stylishness, its reliance on Classical models, and its awareness of a multitude of social, political, and personal excesses, is England's great age of satire. The program features the Earl of Rochester's intellectual satire, the literary and political satire of Dryden, the nimble, dry, and acerbic wit of Swift, and the dark and ferocious verse of Pope
 
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