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Produced by the Iowa School of the Air, this series focuses on various works of literature from Shakespeare to Twain.

Available Episodes

1961-04-07Irving's old New York00:14:30
1961-03-31Jonson in jail00:14:30
1961-03-24The hired pen00:14:30
1961-03-17Behind the humorist00:14:30
1961-03-10The writer who thinks00:14:30
1961-03-03The Jungle00:14:30
1961-02-24The Adventurer00:14:30
1961-01-20Gilbert and Sullivan00:14:30
1961-01-13The writer for children00:14:30
1961-01-06Old Ironsides00:14:30
1960-12-16The grand sacrifice00:14:30
1960-11-25The literary cheat00:14:30
1960-11-18The frail lady00:14:30
1960-11-11William Blake's vision00:14:30
1960-11-04The secret press00:14:30
1960-10-21Beggar's opera00:14:30
1960-10-07Critic of the king00:14:30
Authors--19th century--Biography; Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770; Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924; Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886--Drama; Ecology & the Environment; Foreign Literature; Forgers; Forgery; Gay, John, 1685-1732. Beggar's opera; Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck), 1836-1911; History of Law; Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894; Irving, Washington, 1783-1859; Irving, Washington, 1783-1859--Friends and associates; Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. History of New York; Mississippi River; More, Thomas, Saint, 1478-1535. Utopia; Music; Opera; Opera--18th century; Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849; Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849--Poetic works; Poetry; Poets--19th century--Biography; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744--Friends and associates; Rivers; Satire; Satire, English; Satirists; Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968. Jungle; Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894; Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900; Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745; Theater & Drama; Trials; Twain, Mark, 1835-1910; U.S. Literature; U.S. Regions: The Northeast; Wit and humor; Writers
Horowitz, Floyd; University of Iowa; WSUI 910 AM (Radio station : Iowa City, Iowa); Walcoff, Larry
Armstrong, Elmer; Bauer, Al; Burnett, Vic; Carson, Tom; Carter, Dave; Chapman, Marty; Gilchrist, Jane; Horowitz, Floyd; Ingram, Lauren; Kalas, Harry; Keaton, Tom; Keeler, Tom; Marshall, Bob; McCaffrey, Don; Moraz, Fred; Morris, Greg; Phelps, Emma Sue; Schroeder, Spence; Schubert, Mary Beth; Setterberg, Dick; Siberry, Mary Kay; Snyder, Chuck; Stribling, Don; Taylor, Rosemary; Walker, Don; Wilkins, Fred; Williams, Gary; Williams, Rae Ann
Docudrama; Performing arts
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