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Potter, Diana 1934-1991

Overview
Works: 29 works in 52 publications in 2 languages and 776 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Cultural television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Educational television programs  Film adaptations  Biography  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Instructional films  History 
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 )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 367 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 111 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 73 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 )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 71 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 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 17 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
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

This introductory program 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 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading and criticism of twentieth century English poetry
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
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
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
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 Budding champion( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 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
Younger Romantics 1800-1824( Visual )

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

Many of the notions still prevalent today about the poet as rebel, martyr, and impractical dreamer are based on the ideas (or misconceptions of the ideas) of Shelley. Substitute Keats' negative capability for the Wordsworthian "I" and the rhapsodical sensuosness of his language, add rakishness, flamboyance, and the trio of younger romantics is complete
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 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
A Lake in the landscape, 1755-1785( Visual )

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

'Such was the effect of his genius that he will be least remembered - so closely did he copy nature that his works will be mistaken for it, ' wrote Horace Walpole. He was talking of Capability Brown, the master of landscape design in the eighteenth century
 
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