A FANTASTIC WAY TO ENCOUNTER SHELLEY

'SHELLEY'S GOLDEN YEARS IN ITALY' -

A NEW DVD BY SONGWRITER AND

SHELLEY SPECIALIST JOHN WEBSTER

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LEADING CRITICS:

‘No English literature lesson could possibly convey

so much,or so fire enthusiasm to know more.

It’s beautifully made, and the settings of the lyrics

are brilliant. Above all you brought out Shelley’s

thought - about society and mankind’s possible future.

I haven’t watched a CD that gives so much

pleasure and instruction for ages.

It would be a godsend for students at the sixth form

or undergraduate level. I wish it had been around

when I was that age.’

                             -   Professor John Carey

 

With lyrics from Shelley poems woven into a cycle

of nine songs, context and background laid out

though a narrative voiced by Benjamin Zephaniah,

and imagery based on Shelley’s life in Italy,

John’s DVD is a great way to touch base with Shelley,

inform new audiences about his life and work,

and enhance students’ understanding

of Shelley and his era.

 

 

 Ideal for private study, use in a class or group

to stimulate discussion and reflection,

and for deepening understanding of the

 political and historical changes

that affected the poetry of the era.

 
 

        £9.95 plus £1.95 p&p (U.K.)

U.S. orders 

 

Also available from bookshops quoting

EAN no. 0719006484041

and also from Amazon

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Tel: 01865 765436.

 
 

Find the complete lyrics with additional useful context 

at http://thefirstfabfour.co.uk/index.php/lyrics

More education ideas at

 http://thefirstfabfour.co.uk/index.php/schools

Packed in a low-plastic digipack

 

TRACK LISTING (hear song samples here):

 

1. Paradise of Exiles – Shelley on the water in Italy, together with his thoughts.

Featuring lyrics from The Boat on the Serchio, Julian and Maddalo, Hellas and Adonais.

 
 


2. Rise like Lions – the poet’s response to the Peterloo Massacre of 1819.

Lyrics from Song to the Men of England and The Mask of Anarchy

3. Wild Spirit – Shelley renews himself and his humanistic mission.

Lyrics from the Ode to the West Wind

4. The Pine Forest – a collection of his later love lyrics

The Indian Serenade; The Pine Forest of the Cascine near Pisa;

When the lamp is shattered; To Jane: The Recollection

5. The Triumph of Life – from his last unfinished masterwork

6. Immortal Deity - navigating Shelley’s thinking on humanity and spirituality.

With lyrics from Queen Mab (adapted from notes)

The Defence of Poetry; Immortal Deity.

7. The Funeral – Shelley’s death and cremation, adapted from a contemporary account

with lyrics by John Webster.

8. Adonais – A selection of Shelley’s writings on mortality

To Stella (adapted from Plato's epigram translated by Shelley);

Adonais,  the Ode to the West Wind

9. The World’s Great Age – Ending on the utopian – what Shelley projected into the future.

Hellas, Prometheus Unbound, Act III; The Question,

The Revolt of Islam, Queen Mab, Lines written among the Euganean Hills

 
 

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