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Edwin Robinson's Poems (01:07)

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Listen to lines from several Edwin Robinson poems including: "John Evereldown," "Mr. Flood's Party," "The Tavern," and "Luke Havergal."

"The Three Taverns": Part One (00:48)

Listen to an excerpt from the third stanza of "The Three Taverns."

"The Growth of Lorraine": Part One (01:08)

Listen to the first sonnet about the life and death of a prostitute. A gentleman arrives at the door and a man offers to buy him a drink.

"Bewick Finzer" (00:48)

Listen to the first and fifth stanza of the poem by Robinson. Bewick Finzer is a man of wealth who loses his mind when he loses his money.

"The Growth of Lorraine": Part Two (00:56)

Listen to the second sonnet about the life and death of a prostitute. Lorraine sends a letter to the narrator explaining that she will be dead by the time he reads it.

"Veteran Sirens" (00:21)

Listen to the third and fifth stanza of the poem by Robinson. The poet stares at aging, loud women drinking.

"John Evereldown" (00:24)

Listen to excerpts from the first part of "The Children of the Night." Evereldown decides not to visit women in town, because the weather is bad.

"Mr. Flood's Party" (02:39)

Listen to the poem from the second part of "Avon's Harvest, Etc." Eben is too old to be of use and the townspeople do not welcome him.

"The Woman and the Wife: The Explanation" (00:56)

Listen to the poem from the second part of "Captain Craig, Etc."

"The Three Taverns": Part Two (00:10)

Listen to an excerpt from the poem by Robinson. The narrator elaborates on how humans cannot see through the darkness.

"Old King Cole" (02:34)

Listen to excerpts from the poem by Robinson. The men lament the sons of Mr. Cole.

"Richard Cory" (00:51)

Listen to excerpts included in "The Children of the Night." Richard Cory is a wealthy, well-educated man who shoots himself in the head.

"Cliff Klingenhagen" (00:49)

The bartender recites the poem by Robinson. The men comment on the luck of melancholy men.

"John Gorham" (01:47)

Actors recite the poem by Robinson. A man and woman flirt.

"Aaron Stark" (00:55)

Listen to the poem included in "The Children of the Night." Robinson writes a character sketch in verse.

"Rueben Bright" (00:43)

Listen to the poem included in "The Children of the Night." Bright mourns the death of his wife.

"Luke Havergal" (01:58)

Listen to a recitation of the poem by Robinson. A voice beyond the grave encourages Havergal to take his own life.

"The Three Taverns": Part Three (00:17)

Listen to an excerpt from the poem by Robinson. The narrator elaborates on how humans cannot see through darkness.

"The Woman and the Wife: The Anniversary" (01:14)

Listen to the poem from the second part of "Captain Craig, Etc."

"Eros Turannos" (00:22)

Listen to the poem about a doomed marriage. The wife tries desperately to maintain a positive image of her husband.

"An Old Story" (00:51)

Listen to the poem by Robinson. Men at a tavern mourn a friend who died.

"The Rat" (00:21)

Listen to an excerpt from "The Three Taverns." Robinson writes a character sketch in verse.

"Miniver Cheevy" (01:28)

Listen to an excerpt of the poem by Robinson. A hopeless romantic spends his days thinking about how things might be different if he were born earlier.

"How Annandale Went Out" (01:22)

Listen to the poem by Robinson. Annandale helps a patient die.

"The Three Taverns": Part Four (00:25)

Listen to an excerpt from the poem by Robinson.

Edwin Arlington Robinson (01:27)

Robinson won the Pulitzer Prize three times; his poetry highlights individuals who failed with dignity. Macandrew reads an excerpt from "George Crabbe" and introduces next week's episode.

Credits: Edwin Arlington Robinson's Poetry Dramatized (00:46)

Credits: Edwin Arlington Robinson's Poetry Dramatized

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Edwin Arlington Robinson's Poetry Dramatized


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Camera Three presents dramatic interpretations of Edwin Arlington Robinson's poems. Performers include Betty Bartley, Richard Dysart, James Green, Charles MacArthur, John McGovern, and Sandy Smith. Listen to poetry from The Three Taverns, Children of Night, The Town Down the River, and other collected works. 

Length: 28 minutes

Item#: BVL128230

ISBN: 978-1-63521-971-5

Copyright date: ©1960

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