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William Shakespeare – The Sonnets July 26, 2008

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Everyone knows something of Shakespeare’s sonnets, even if only in memorable fragments like ‘the darling buds of May’, or ‘remembrance of things past’,or ‘the marriage of true minds’.

For centuries these wonderfully-crafted, intense lyrics have stood for something valued about youth, love and the emotional complexities belonging to that time of life.

William Shakespear - The Sonnets

William Shakespear - The Sonnets

This new recording presents all 154 of Shakespeare’s Sonnets, using the New Cambridge Shakespeare texts.


Cymbeline by William Shakespeare November 15, 2007

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This is the first new, full-scale edition of Cymbeline in 37 years.

One of Shakespeare’s final works, Cymbeline uses virtuoso theatrical and poetic means to dramatize a story of marriage imperiled by mistrust and painfully rebuilt in the context of international conflict.

Roger Warren’s commentary emphasizes the play’s theatrical impact and pays close attention to its complex, evocative language.

Cymberline - William Shakespeare

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Ayres on the Air – Pam Ayres Radio Shows / British September 7, 2007

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Listen to Pam Ayres poems, sketches and anecdotes in this recording

Ayres on the Air – Pam Ayres Radio Shows / British

Anecdotes, jokes, poems and sketches from the ever-entertaining Pam Ayres

Ayres on the AirWriter, poet and broadcaster Pam Ayres has been making her fans smile for more than thirty years since her first television appearance on Opportunity Knocks. This recording is taken from four of Pam’s live shows for her BBC Radio 4 series Ayres On The Air, and is packed with her usual mix of comic poetry, prose and droll observations on life.

Pam Ayres has recently been ‘rediscovered’ via her appearances on Radio 4’s just a Minute, That Reminds Me and Loose Ends, and Ayres On The Air has been celebrated on both Pick of the Week and Feedback. She regularly tours both the UK and abroad, performing to sell-out audiences.

Here, Pam can be heard delighting her public on such topics as holidays, families, ageing and country living. With sketches about being ‘Topless at 60’, getting shingles up the Orinoco and the joys of buying a tractor; and poems including ‘The Wonderbra’, ‘Littering’, ‘Poor Dad’ and ‘The Voice at the Foot of the Stairs’, this collection showcases one of the nation’s most popular poets at her very best.

Allen Ginsberg Audio Collection – Allen Ginsberg Arts & Drama / Poetry August 25, 2007

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Allen Ginsberg Audio Collection – Allen Ginsberg Arts & Drama / Poetry

Upon the release of his first published work, Howl and Other Poems, in 1956, Allen Ginsberg became the unlikely force of a movement that would change a generation. Literature, art, sex, love, family, politics; nothing would ever be the same. The Beat Generation was born through Ginsberg and his friends.

This collection of more than two dozen poems in verse and song is the best of the best, celebrating someone who was of his time, ahead of his time, and whose legacy will transcend time.

Included are:
Howl, Kaddish, Pull My Daisy, A Strange New Cottage in Berkeley, A Supermarket in California, Sunflower Sutra, America, Many Loves, To Aunt Rose, I am a Victim of Telephone, Krai Majales, Who Be Kind To, City Midnight Junk Strains, On Neal’s Ashes, September on Jessore Road, Mind Breaths, Jahweh and Allah Battle, Lay down Your Mountain, Don’t Grow Old, Father Death Blues, Plutonian Ode, White Shroud, Sphincter, Personals Ad, Hum Bomb, After Lalon, Put Down Your Cigarette Don’t Smoke, Charnal Ground, C’mon Pigs of Western Civilization, New Stanzas for Amazing Grace.