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Camera Three: The Poetry of Edith Sitwell (00:51)

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Dame Edith Sitwell died in 1964. Irene Worth performs a night of Sitwell's and T.S. Elliot's poetry in New York City with Sir John Gielgud. Worth performed in "King Lear," "Toys in the Attic," and "Tiny Alice" on Broadway.

"Heart and Mind" (01:46)

A lion reminds his lioness to remember their love even after death. The sun tells the moon they will never find balance. Watch Worth recite the poem.

"On the Vanity of Human Aspirations" (03:09)

Listen to Worth recite a poem. When the Countess attempts to climb an apple tree, she falls out of it. The goose-girl laughs.

"Eurydice" (07:07)

Listen to Worth recite the verse. Sitwell's Eurydice is full of forgiveness and does not seem to mind dying.

"Dirge for the New Sunrise" (02:51)

According to the author, this poem was written at 8:15 am on August 6th, 1945. Sitwell writes to comprehend the atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima.

"I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside" (02:09)

Sitwell explores rhythm in this poem. Worth tries to mimic William Walton's musical accompaniment of a Tango.

"En Famille" (01:54)

Sitwell explores rhythm in this poem. Worth tries to mimic Walton's musical accompaniment. This poem is part of "Façade- An Entertainment."

"Lullaby for Jumbo" (01:09)

Sitwell explores rhythm in this poem. Worth tries to mimic Walton's musical accompaniment.

"Hornpipe" (01:01)

Sitwell explores rhythm in this poem. Worth tries to mimic Walton's musical accompaniment. This poem is part of "Façade- An Entertainment."

"By the Lake" (01:11)

Sitwell explores rhythm in this poem. Worth tries to mimic Walton's musical accompaniment.

"Scotch Rhapsody" (01:04)

Sitwell explores rhythm in this poem. Worth tries to mimic Walton's musical accompaniment. This poem is part of "Façade- An Entertainment."

"Waltz" (02:37)

Sitwell explores rhythm in this poem. Worth tries to mimic Walton's musical accompaniment of a Waltz.

Credits: Poetry of Edith Sitwell Performed (00:36)

Credits: Poetry of Edith Sitwell Performed

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Poetry of Edith Sitwell Performed


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On this episode of Camera Three, Irene Worth recites poetry by Dame Edith Sitwell. Poems include Eurydice, Heart and Mind, On the Vanity of Human Aspirations, Dirge for the New Sunrise, and selections from Façade- an Entertainment.

Length: 28 minutes

Item#: BVL128286

ISBN: 978-1-64023-308-9

Copyright date: ©1965

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