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An Appreciation of John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'
An Appreciation of John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'

Duration: 01:59

Comedy writer Armando Iannucci draws contemporary themes from John Milton's poem 'Paradise Lost'.

 
Andrew Marvell - 'To His Coy Mistress'  (poem only)
Andrew Marvell - 'To His Coy Mistress' (poem only)

Duration: 02:29

Andrew Marvell's 'To His Coy Mistress'. A young man tries to persuade a young woman to make love as they babysit for an older couple.

 
Andrew Marvell - 'To His Coy Mistress' (audio)
Andrew Marvell - 'To His Coy Mistress' (audio)

Duration: 02:08

A reading of Andrew Marvell's poem 'To His Coy Mistress'.

 
Andrew Marvell: To His Coy Mistress
Andrew Marvell: To His Coy Mistress

Duration: 03:41

Modern dramatisations of ‘To His Coy Mistress’ by Andrew Marvell and ‘Momentous Words’ by Edward Rowland Sill, showing the different ways which they examine the idea of seizing the moment.

 
Aphra Behn - 'The Willing Mistress'
Aphra Behn - 'The Willing Mistress'

Duration: 04:21

Lily Savage interviews writer Aphra Behn and introduces a reading of her poem 'The Willing Mistress', followed by a reading of Brian Mueller's poem 'Kissing'.

 
Aphra Behn - 'The Willing Mistress' (poem only)
Aphra Behn - 'The Willing Mistress' (poem only)

Duration: 02:04

Reading of Aphra Behn's poem 'The Willing Mistress' with accompanying images and music.

 
Commentary on Edmund Waller's 'Go, Lovely Rose'
Commentary on Edmund Waller's 'Go, Lovely Rose'

Duration: 01:41

Interpretation of 'Go, Lovely Rose' by Edmund Waller.

 
Edmund Waller - 'Go, Lovely Rose' (poem only)
Edmund Waller - 'Go, Lovely Rose' (poem only)

Duration: 01:23

Edmund Waller's poem 'Go, Lovely Rose' set in a contemporary teenage bedroom. We see the relationship between a mother and daughter.

 
Edmund Waller - 'Go, Lovely Rose' (poem only)
Edmund Waller - 'Go, Lovely Rose' (poem only)

Duration: 01:10

Dramatised reading of 'Go, Lovely Rose' by Edmund Waller, told in a contemporary setting.

 
Edmund Waller - 'Go, Lovely Rose' (poem only)
Edmund Waller - 'Go, Lovely Rose' (poem only)

Duration: 01:55

A reading of the Edmund Waller poem 'Go, Lovely Rose' by a love-struck Tudor gentleman.

 
John Donne  -  'The Indifferent'
John Donne - 'The Indifferent'

Duration: 01:19

A reading of the first stanza of Donne's 'The Indifferent'.

 
John Donne - 'Good Morrow'
John Donne - 'Good Morrow'

Duration: 01:56

A performance of Donne's 'Good Morrow'.

 
John Milton - 'Paradise Lost' - opening lines
John Milton - 'Paradise Lost' - opening lines

Duration: 00:43

The first lines of Milton's poem, 'Paradise Lost'.

 
Simon Schama on the Poetry of John Donne
Simon Schama on the Poetry of John Donne

Duration: 01:16

Historian Simon Schama explains the significance of Donne's poetry.

 

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