Audio book recorded by Caedmon Records in 1983. The Words Of Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats By .
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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939) is a collection of whimsical light poems by T. S. Eliot about feline psychology and sociology, published by Faber and Faber. It is the basis for the musical Cats. Eliot wrote the poems in the 1930s, and included them, under his assumed name "Old Possum", in letters to his godchildren. They were collected and published in 1939, with cover illustrations by the author, and quickly re-published in 1940, illustrated in full by Nicolas Bentley.
Irene Worth, Sir John Gielgud. People Who Liked Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats Also Liked These Free Titles: Idylls of the King by Lord Alfred Tennyson.
15 quotes from Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats: ‘The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,It isn't just one of your holiday games;You may think a. .I think I've heard them call him James - But we've not got so far as names. Eliot, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. tags: addressing, cats, names.
Classic poems from . Eliot, read by Sir John Gielgud and Irene Worth. T. Eliot, (1888-1965) recast 20th century English poetry with a whole new vocabulary of technique, giving voice to a bold, vibrantly original Modernist style. In addition to his poetry, his body of work includes many landmark critical essays, as well as plays such as The Cocktail Party and Murder in the Cathedral.
Possum’ was also the nickname that Ezra Pound gave Eliot early in their friendship. The poems, written in rhyming couplets, are partly inspired by the English tradition of nonsense poetry and the work of Edward Lear, whom Eliot admired. This extract corresponds to one of the best-known poems in the collection: ‘Macavity: The Mystery Cat’. Professor John Sutherland explores the origins and afterlife of T S Eliot’s Book of Practical Cats, the ‘cat poems’ first written to entertain Eliot’s godchildren that later became his best-selling collection and inspired a famous stage production.
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats .
Written by T. Eliot, Audiobook narrated by Sir John Gielgud, Irene Worth. The basis for the musical phenomenon Cats, this collection of 14 inviting rhymes - the mixture of the real and the impossible, the familiar and the fantastic - make for a set of poems that no child or adult can possibly resist. The Best Poems of All Time, Volume 2. Eliot reading his poems and choruses. The Emperor's New Clothes.
There’s a this site playlist floating around that features Eliot reading the work himself, but this performance by Irene Worth and the legendary John Gielgud is just spectacular. I’ve been listening to them over and over again, and the word-play is really wonderful. Of course, I already knew Eliot was a genius
Нравится Показать список оценивших. Алексей Евсеев 8 дек 2017 в 11:06. But most to Cats of foreign race his hatred had been vowed; To Cats of foreign name and race no quarter was allowed. The Persian and the Siamese regarded him with fear- Because it was a Siamese had mauled his missing ear. Now on a peaceful summer night, all nature seemed at play, The tender moon was shining bright, the barge at Molesey lay.
|A1||–Sir John Gielgud*, Irene Worth||The Naming Of Cats||1:29|
|A2||–Irene Worth||The Old Gumbie Cat||2:18|
|A3||–Sir John Gielgud*||Growltiger's Last Stand||3:42|
|A4||–Irene Worth||The Rum Tum Tugger||1:49|
|A5||–Sir John Gielgud*||The Song Of The Jellicles||1:27|
|A6||–Irene Worth||Mongo Jerrie And Rumplel Teazer||2:47|
|A7||–Sir John Gielgud*||Old Deuteronomy||2:35|
|B1||–Irene Worth||Of The Awful Battle Of The Pekes And The Pollicles||3:14|
|B2||–Sir John Gielgud*||Mister Mistoffelees||2:10|
|B3||–Irene Worth||Macavity: The Mystery Cat||3:13|
|B4||–Sir John Gielgud*||Gus: The Theatre Cat||2:53|
|B5||–Irene Worth||Bustopher Jones: The Cat About Town||2:13|
|B6||–Sir John Gielgud*||Skimple Shanks: The Railway Cat||2:59|
|B7||–Sir John Gielgud*, Irene Worth||The Ad-Dressing Of Cats||2:48|
- Cover – Nicolas Bentley
- Directed By – Ward Botsford
- Text By – T. S. Eliot
NotesSOURCE: The Words Of Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats By T.S. Eliot - recorded by kind permission of Mrs. Valerie Eliot and Faber and Faber LTD. Copyright 1939.
Performer: Sir John Gielgud
Title: T.S. Eliot: Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats
Date of release: 1983
Size MP3: 1449 mb
Size FLAC: 1742 mb
Rating: 4.4 / 5
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