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New Television Workshop Collection Program MaterialsPoetry Breaks



Poetry Breaks I, Ruth Stone

Alternative Title:
Stone, Ruth

Copyright Date:
1989

Copyright Holder:
Leita Hagemann Luchetti and WGBH Educational Foundation

Air Date:
1988-present

Artist:
Stone, Ruth

Extent:
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (45 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (45 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (45 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
3 videocassettes of 3 (Betacam SP) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
3 videocassettes of 3 (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

Background:
Ruth Stone was born in 1915 in Roanoke, Virginia. Her numerous honors include the Bunting Fellowship, two Guggenheim Fellowships, the Delmore Schwartz Award, and the Shelly Memorial Award. She is Professor of English at the State University of New York, Binghamton. She lives in Vermont. Among her published works are In an Iridescent Time (1959), Topography, and Other Poems (1971), Cheap: New Poems and Ballads (1975), and Simplicity (1995).

Scope:
Includes a Betacam SP preservation master (of the master) and VHS and 3/4" screening copies. Betacam SP preservation masters and VHS screening tapes of the source tapes exist. "Poetry Breaks" documentation contains shot logs of source tapes, production notes, and correspondence between the producer and the poet.

Ruth Stone introduces and reads her poems at the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow House in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The following poems were edited for broadcast and general distribution, and appear on the master tapes with and without the "Poetry Breaks" logo and copyright:
"Curtains"
"In An Iridescent Time"
"Orchard"
"Green Apples"
"The Season"
"The Nose"
"Where I Came From"
"Second-Hand Coat "
"Codicil"
"Turn Your Eyes Away"
"Dream of Wild Birds"
"Liebeslied"

Multiple takes of these poems and the following appear on the source tapes of original footage:
"Women Laughing"



Director:
Luchetti, Leita Hagemann

Producer:
Luchetti, Leita Hagemann

Coproducer:
New Television Workshop, WGBH

Performer:
Stone, Ruth

Subjects:
Poetry


Genre:
Readings

See Also:
Poetry Breaks Documentation





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