Sunday, June 15, 2014

Hmm …

… Poetry: Who Needs It? - (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Sometime in the early '60s, if memory serves — I was still in college, I'm pretty sure — one of the Big Three TV networks broadcast during prime time one Sunday a special in which various actors performed poetry. The one I remember best was Hurd Hatfield (who played Dorian Gray in the classic 1945 film) performing "The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock," dressed in white tie and tails and making his way among the women in the drawing room. His delivery was perfect.

1 comment:

  1. In the early 1970s there was a show on public television called "Anyone for Tennyson?" Somehow I never managed to see it.