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Author Barnes, William, 1801-1886, author.

Title Six eclogues from William Barnes's Poems of rural life in the Dorset dialect (first collection, 1884) : with phonemic transcripts / by T.L. Burton, and an audio recording from the 2010 Adelaide Fringe.

Publication Info. Adelaide : Barr Smith Press in association with the Chaucer Studio, 2011.


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Description 1 online resource (vi, 55 pages)
Note "This book is also available in a free PDF edition from with fully searchable text. Please use the electronic edition to serve as an index. Audio recordings from the 2010 Adelaide Fringe : this book is accompanied by an audio recording of each poem, available from the website."--Opposite title page.
Contents Key to phonetic symbols -- Alternative pronunciations -- Table of common alternatives -- Eclogue: The Common A-Took In -- Eclogue: Viairies -- Eclogue: Faether Come Huome -- Eclogue: The Best Man in the Vield -- Eclogue: Emigration -- Eclogue: A Bit o' Sly Coortèn -- Notes -- Flyer from the 2010 Adelaide Fringe -- Cast (in order of appearance) -- Casting of the individual eclogues.
Summary "When William Barnes began publishing poems in the Dorset County Chronicle in the 1830s in the dialect of his native Blackmore Vale, the first poems that appeared were in the form of eclogues - dialogues between country people on country matters. Although an immediate success, the eclogues were in time overshadowed by the many lyric poems that Barnes published in the dialect. They are now perhaps the most undervalued works by this brilliant but neglected poet. Each eclogue is, effectively, a one-scene play, demanding performance for its potential to be realized. The phonemic transcripts in this book, based on the findings in T.L. Burton's William Barnes's Dialect Poems: A Pronunciation Guide (2010), show what the poems would have sounded like in Barnes's own time; the accompanying audio recordings (made at the 2010 Adelaide Fringe) give living voice to the sounds noted in the transcripts."--Cover description.
Subject Barnes, William, 1801-1886.
Adelaide Fringe Festival (2010 : Adelaide, S.A.)
Pastoral poetry, English -- England -- Dorset.
Dialect poetry, English -- England -- Dorset.
Genre/Form Pastoral poetry.
Dialect poetry.
Added Author Burton, T. L., transcriber, writer of supplementary textual content.
Other Form: Print version: 9780987073099 (OCoLC)781694277
ISBN 9780987073082 (electronic bk.)
0987073087 (electronic bk.)
9780987073099 (paperback)
0987073095 (paperback)
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