[Milton-L] recordings

ALAN RUDRUM rudrum at shaw.ca
Sun May 14 11:02:43 EDT 2006

I have used Anton Lesser's abridged version in class before, and found it fine, but preparing for next week's Seniors Non-Credit Course had a nasty surprise: listening to it from PL I:128ff, I found that it stopped at the end of 202 (right in the middle of the Leviathan simile) and jumped several lines (most of the page in John Leonard's edition).  I'm not sure whether this was a dumb piece of editing, or a glitch on my CD.

----- Original Message -----
From: Margaret Thickstun <mthickst at hamilton.edu>
Date: Sunday, May 14, 2006 8:35 am
Subject: Re: [Milton-L] recordings for blind and dyslexic

> At the beginning of the semester I asked about recordings of PL 
> for a 
> severely dyslexic student of mine.
> We ordered several versions (and our library had the first four 
> books 
> on cassette tape, read by Anthony Quayle!  My student used Anton 
> Lesser's recording (on Naxos, which apparently has a series, 
> "Great 
> Epics"--it does say "abridged," but he read along in his book) and 
> found it so helpful that I am strongly considering requiring all 
> of 
> my students to listen to portions of the poem when I teach it next.
> Thank you to everyone for advice and suggestions.--Margie
> -- 
> Margaret Thickstun
> Elizabeth J. McCormack Professor of English
> Hamilton College
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> Clinton, NY 13323
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