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Potter, Diana 1934-1991

Overview
Works: 44 works in 54 publications in 2 languages and 754 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Cultural television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Educational television programs  Film adaptations  Biography  Nonfiction films  Instructional films  Documentary films  Methods (Music) 
Roles: Producer, Author
Classifications: PR503, 821.009
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Diana Potter
Six centuries of verse by John Gielgud( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 308 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 )

2 editions published in 1988 in English, Middle and held by 107 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
The earlier twentieth century( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 67 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
The later twentieth century( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 65 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 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wordsworth's life is briefly examined, with readings of "The Solitary Reaper," "The Daffodils, " and other poems
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
Six centuries of verse( Visual )

in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Gielgud is joined by an outstanding repertory of actors - including Dame Peggy Ashcroft, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Lee Remick, Ian Richardson and Julian Glover - in this pioneering, imaginative series demonstrating the immense variety and emotional impact of Englishlanguage poetry, from the fourteenth century to the contemporary era. Screened in 1984 and compiled by writer and poet Anthony Thwaite, Six Centuries of Verse was the first television series to provide a systematic and chronological overview of the art, taking in Chaucer, the Medieval and Renaissance periods, Shakespeare, the Metaphysical poets, Milton, the Romantic period and modernism, through to Philip Larkin and Ted Hughes; the chosen poems, both classics and overlooked treasures, are placed into context historically and geographically, and read in richly evocative settings
Romantic pioneers( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings and discussions of the poetry of Christopher Smart, William Blake, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and William Wordsworth
Laurie Summers, age 3 : violin with Suzuki( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Laurie was three-and-a-half when he began learning the volin by means of the controversial Suzuki method. The program follows the child's training for two years. What is clear is that the child's skills have advanced more than his age, and that the relationship between mother and child has deepened
Introduction to English poetry( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 7 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 Brontë, Emily Dickinson, Hardy, Yeats, and Ted Hughes
Inga Davis, age 8 : musical prodigy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine-year-old Inga is a solid gold prodigy in the Western tradition. A brilliant violinist and pianist, she takes as much pleasure in Beethoven as in a folksong and dance routine. Her parents have withdrawn her from school, believing that normal educational methods are innapropriate for so talented a child. What will happen to the whole child?
Learning without school( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoppie is eleven years old and has spent a total of one week at school. His parents decided that putting a child through the formal school system was more likely to restrict than to expand and encourage his development and learning. He is instead learning through sharing his natural sense of discovery and curiosity with those around him. Though not yet a practical alternative to the neccessary limitations of normal school classes, the path chosen by Hoppie's parents does offer some hopeful illustrations for improving individualized education
Toward the present( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading and criticism of twentieth century English poetry
Hoppie Kirkbride, age 11 : learning without school( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoppie is eleven years old and has spent a total of one week at school. His parents decided that putting a child through the formal school system was more likely to restrict than to expand and encourage his development and learning. He is instead learning through sharing his natural sense of discovery and curiosity with those around him. Though not yet a practical alternative to the neccessary limitations of normal school classes, the path chosen by Hoppie's parents does offer some hopeful illustrations for improving individualized education
Nigel Short, age 12 : chess prodigy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the age of six, Nigel was already demolishing his father at the chess board, and at 16 he became the youngest International Chess Master in history. This program shows the price of such achievement: the effort to give his brothers enough attention, the strains on the parental relationship that eventually led to divorce, the uneven academic career of the boy so outstandingly gifted in one very specialized mental endeavor
Mark Goody, age 14 : judo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The qualities that enable a youngster to excel at sports are often the same ones that enable them to do well academically. The discipline, determination and self-confidence are qualities that will benefit him in many other aspects of his life. This video shows how Mark handles the demands of judo and how his parents help in his development
Perfectly dazzling, 1840-1914( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gardens became more elaborately formal again in the Victorian and Edwardian ages. By the 1840's, suburban gardening was popular and gardeners could call on more than 4,000 species to create their own make-believe world. Specialized Chinese, Egyptian or rhododendron and rock gardens were often set off from the surrounding landscape with banks and belts of trees
Six centuries of verse( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series which traces the character of English poetry from the 14th century to the present day. Readings of poems are by actors including John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft and Ralph Richardson. In this part, Gielgud gives an eloquent analysis of Donne's verse. Four of Donne's love poems, written whilst a young man, are read by Julian Glover as examples of the power, vigour and audacity of Donne's verse. Two religious poems represent his later work. Peggy Ashcroft reads three rel
A Pattern for pleasure, 1660-1725( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the Restoration, Dutch and French influence was strong and by the time of Queen Anne, formal gardening had reached its height
A Tapestry of herbs and roses, to 1660( Visual )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes the story of the English garden from Roman times to 1660, when the accession of Charles II gave new life to English gardening after the civil war, with monastic herb gardens and late medieval knot gardens
 
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