Essential Byron - Celebrities read Byron's poetry

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Essential Byron - Celebrities read Byron's poetry

Postby Saturn » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:07 pm

Another old TV show I've uploaded to youtube.

Various British actors including Hugh Dancy, Toby Stephens, Richard Coyle, Rosamund Pike and Francesca Annis read Byron's poetry.

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/user/maddalo#p/a/u/2/sWPPlkusZ3w

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/user/maddalo#p/a/u/1/09jK2AQTbJQ

Part 3

http://www.youtube.com/user/maddalo#p/a/u/0/6NjZP3c66y8
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Re: Eseential Byron - Celebrities read Byron's poetry

Postby Raphael » Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:28 pm

That was well made- B would have approved , especially the busty presenter- she seems to fancy B and I bet he would take advantage of that.. :lol:
Busty presenter mentioned Junkets too- I think she prefers B to Junkets... :roll: but at least she acknowledged that B "was not a craftsman like Keats."
The quote of B saying he would have blown his brains out but it would have pleased his mother in law ... :lol: :lol:
Toby Stephens was the best reader I think.I like him- he was brilliant as Mr Rochester.
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Re: Essential Byron - Celebrities read Byron's poetry

Postby Saturn » Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:39 pm

One thing most people forget is how funny Byron was, apart from anything else, especially in his letters he was very funny indeed.

Ah the busty Miss Goodwin, she is certainly very easy on the eyes and ears; Byron and I most heartily approve :mrgreen:
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Re: Essential Byron - Celebrities read Byron's poetry

Postby Raphael » Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:43 pm

One thing most people forget is how funny Byron was, apart from anything else, especially in his letters he was very funny indeed.


Yes he was funny- very sarcastic sort of humour- quite 21st century humour in some ways.


Ah the busty Miss Goodwin, she is certainly very easy on the eyes and ears; Byron and I most heartily approve


I never saw busty lady before- is she a tv presenter? At the end she says saucily of B "I wish I had met him..."
I know why she wishes that....and it wasn't to read his poetry... :wink:
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Re: Essential Byron - Celebrities read Byron's poetry

Postby harvest » Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:15 am

ohh great! i'll have to watch when i have more time.
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Re: Essential Byron - Celebrities read Byron's poetry

Postby Pjerrot » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:01 am

Thank you Saturn for this wonderful presentation. I especially enjoy how the poems were accompanied by relevant actions and situations rather than dry recitation.

At the end she says saucily of B "I wish I had met him..."
I know why she wishes that....and it wasn't to read his poetry... :wink:


She better be careful if it were to ever happen; she might catch something :shock: . Although I too wish to have met him.

I'm only disappointed that the entire poem of "Darkness" wasn't featured. It is quite a read -- literally frightened me.
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Re: Essential Byron - Celebrities read Byron's poetry

Postby Raphael » Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:18 pm

Thank you Saturn for this wonderful presentation. I especially enjoy how the poems were accompanied by relevant actions and situations rather than dry recitation.


Yes, that really brought the poems to life- I think it would be good to show in schools and colleges who are reading Byron.
Now...they need to make a presentation of dear Junkets..


At the end she says saucily of B "I wish I had met him..."
I know why she wishes that....and it wasn't to read his poetry... :wink:



She better be careful if it were to ever happen; she might catch something :shock: .



Ha ha ha..I was thinking the same!


Although I too wish to have met him.



You are a fan of B then? I'm not really, I'd much rather meet John Keats!!!



I'm only disappointed that the entire poem of "Darkness" wasn't featured. It is quite a read -- literally frightened me


The ending to that poem is pretty good.
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Re: Essential Byron - Celebrities read Byron's poetry

Postby Pjerrot » Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:47 pm

Yes, that really brought the poems to life- I think it would be good to show in schools and colleges who are reading Byron.
Now...they need to make a presentation of dear Junkets..


Yes, that they should. A presentation on Keats would be like some divinely-incensed world for the senses. It would be wonderful to see any of the Odes done in the fashion that they have presented the poetry here. Or perhaps La Belle. . . .

You are a fan of B then? I'm not really, I'd much rather meet John Keats!!!


I think I'm more taken in by Byron the man than Byron the poet.
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Re: Essential Byron - Celebrities read Byron's poetry

Postby Raphael » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:12 pm

Yes, that they should. A presentation on Keats would be like some divinely-incensed world for the senses. It would be wonderful to see any of the Odes done in the fashion that they have presented the poetry here. Or perhaps La Belle. . . .


I like that phrase some divinely-incensed world for the senses- very poetical Pjerrot!


I think I'm more taken in by Byron the man than Byron the poet.



I'm not keen on him as a person- he had some very unpleasant characteristics.
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Re: Essential Byron - Celebrities read Byron's poetry

Postby Pjerrot » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:42 pm

I like that phrase some divinely-incensed world for the senses- very poetical Pjerrot!


Thank you, Raphael!

I'm not keen on him as a person- he had some very unpleasant characteristics.


I do realize this but I find that with anyone who creates anything, his or her creation can't be devoid of some form of personal sentiment. These creations give the generations to come a humbling appreciation and their creators live on through the work left behind. Yet we can't know every detail of the creator's life. That is why it would be such an insightful thing to be able to go back in time and be able to ask just a few questions to any historical person of interest.
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