The Great Poets – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in collaboration with his friend William Wordsworth, revolutionised English poetry; in 1798 they produced their Lyrical Ballads, poems of imagination and reflection using ‘the language of men’. They pointed the way forward for a generation of Romantic poets. Coleridge’s addiction to opium affected his poetic output, and yet the handful of poems he did produce were innovative. These ranged from the quietly conversational to the wildly imagined, and include two of the greatest in English literature: Kubla Khan and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

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Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Read by: Michael Sheen, John Moffatt, Sarah Woodward, Anton Lesser, David Timson, Benjamin Soames
Audiobook Type: selections
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Running time (hh:mm:ss): 01:19:28
Download size: 32 MB
ISBN: 9789629549596


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Michael Sheen, John Moffatt, Sarah Woodward, Anton Lesser, David Timson, Benjamin Soames

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.