Josephine Hart Poetry Programme

Josephine Hart explores the work of great poets at live events at the British Library, with readings from some of Britain's finest actors.

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The unforgettable poetry of the First World War, with actors Robert Hardy, Daniel Stevens, Damian Lewis and Elizabeth Mcgovern giving voice to the sarcasm, wit, suffering and loss of the poets of the Great War, to devastatingly moving effect.
Poems include:
1914, The Soldier, by Rupert Brooke
To Any Dead Officer, by Siegfried Sassoon
The General, by Siegfried Sassoon
Inspection, by Wilfred Owen
Anthem for Doomed Youth, by Wilfred Owen
Dulce et Decorum Est, by Wilfred Owen
Pill Box, by Edmund Blunden
The Victory Ball, by Alfred Noyes
Extracts from Epitaphs of the War, by Rudyard Kipling

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Extracts from John Milton's great Christian epic Paradise Lost are read by Jeremy Irons (Satan), Felicity Kendal (narrator), Greg Wise (Adam) and Emilia Fox (Eve).
2/4. Extracts from John Milton's great Christian epic Paradise Lost are read by Jeremy Irons (Satan), Felicity Kendal (narrator), Greg Wise (Adam) and Emilia Fox (Eve).

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She explores the dramatic monologues of Robert Browning with readers Robert Hardy and Greg Wise.
3/4. She explores the dramatic monologues of Robert Browning with readers Robert Hardy and Greg Wise.

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She explores the themes of truth, time and moral searching in W H Auden's life and work, supported by beautiful performances of some of his poems from actors Mark Strong, Joanna David and Dan Stevens.