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Poets and Playwrights
     James Joyce:  Dubliner in Exile
This presentation weaves excerpts from Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses and Finnegan's Wake, with contemporary accounts and passages from Joyce's poems and letters.
     Such Morning Songs:  The Life and Work of Dylan Thomas
Keith recounts the robustious life of the Welsh poet and playwright, from his birth in 1914 to his  death at the age of 39, largely in the writer's own words.  The presentation includes passages from letters, contemporary anecdotes, poems (including the magnificent Fern Hill), and concludes with his last work, the hilarious short story called, simply, A Story.
     Anton Chekhov:  Through the Eyes of A Country Doctor
Anton Chekhov's life and work as a doctor and writer in the years leading to the Russian Revolution, presented through his short stories and letters.  Keith includes excerpts from The Chameleon, Death of a Clerk, A Nincompoop, The Wager, Peassants, The Betrothed, and the play Uncle Vanya.
     T.S. Eliot
Readings, with commentary, from The Waste Land, Four Quartets, The Cocktail Party, Murder in the Cathedral, and Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.
     W.H. Auden
Keith reads poems from throughout Auden's career, with commentary relating the works to the poet's life and the turbulent times through which he lived.
     On Bertolt Brecht
A reading of his poetry with biographical comment, and excerpts from his hearing before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC).
     Suddenly Without Thinking
A reading of the delirious poetry of e.e. cummings.
     A Little Bit of British Wit
A sampling of British humor, with articulate absurdity from Oscar Wilde, Edward Lear, Charles Dickens, P.G. Wodehouse, Flanders & Swann, Stanley Holloway and Beyond the Fringe.