AN 'INTERESTING AND ENJOYABLE'

WAY TO ENCOUNTER SHELLEY

AND HIS WORK

DVD front cover

A MULTIMEDIA DVD BY SONGWRITER AND

SHELLEY SPECIALIST JOHN WEBSTER

 

- Get acquainted with a wide range of Shelley lyrics

- Achieve a better understanding of the world he lived in

- Discover how his life and work contributed to democratic change

 

NOW COMMENDED FOR THE EDUCATIONAL SECTOR

BY ONE OF BRITAIN’S 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.

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. It should go into schools.’

                             -   Professor John Carey

 

'SHELLEY'S GOLDEN YEARS IN ITALY' 

features a narration voiced by Benjamin Zephaniah,

nine ‘Shelley songs’ that draw on Shelley lyrics,

and images that give a unique visual understanding of the poet and his world.

 

A worthwhile, edgy gift for a teenage relative or friend

A natural choice for school libraries

Use as part of further learning programmes

to stimulate discussion and reflection.

 

        £9.95 plus £1.95 p&p (U.K.)

U.S. orders 

 

Also available from bookshops quoting

EAN no. 0719006484041

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TRACK LISTING  (including song samples):

 

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

 

Songs by John Webster with Brindaband

 
 

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