Great Poets of the Romantic Age
The Tyger… I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud… Ode to the West Wind… The Rime of the Ancient Mariner… Ode to a Nightingale… We’ll go no more a-roving… The Peasant Poet ‘All good poetry,’ wrote Wordsworth, ‘is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings’ and this was to be one of the hallmarks of the Romantic poets. With a dynamic spirit, these great English poets made a conscious return to nostalgia and spiritual depth. Each chose a different path, but they are united in a love of moods, impressions, scenes, stories, sights and sounds. In this collection of more than forty poems are some of the finest and most memorable works in the English language.
Audiobook Details:Author: Various Romantic Poets
Read by: Michael Sheen
Audiobook Type: unabridged
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Running time (hh:mm:ss): 02:38:11
Download size: 56 MB
About the Reader
As one of the most gifted of the younger generation of British actors, Michael Sheen has been seen widely on stage and screen. His major theatrical roles include Henry V (RSC), Peer Gynt (directed by Ninagawa), Jimmy Porter in Look Back In Anger as well as appearances in Pinter's Moonlight and The Homecoming. Among his film work is Wilde, Mary Reilly and Othello. Since leaving RADA, he has recorded extensively for Naxos AudioBooks, reading Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment and The Idiot, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Great Poems of the Romantic Age, and Oedipus the King. He has also directed and read the part of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet for Naxos AudioBooks.
Reviews for this Audiobook:
Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award Michael Sheen is at his best narrating the two long narrative pieces here, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and a section of the first canto of Don Juan. In both he?s assisted by two fine but unnamed women. He?s consistently good throughout the whole anthology. His Blake is prophetic and a bit mad, his Wordsworth is more stately, his Keats more wistful, and so on. The listener gets the impression that these are poems that Sheen knows and loves and wants us to love. The selections of poems are also fine; each poet?s signature works and a few that are less familiar are included. This production will reward repeat listening. S.G.B., AudioFile