Complete TS Eliot Read by Jeremy Irons Due for Spring Release

Complete TS Eliot read by Jeremy Irons due for Spring release

[Text via The T.S. Eliot Society of the United Kingdom]

Faber have now confirmed a release date of April 5th, 2018 for the audio recording of Jeremy Irons reading the Complete Poems of TS Eliot.

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These are the readings, as heard on BBC Radio 4 over Christmas 2016/17.

Six programmes gather together the verse: Prufrock and Other Observations; Poems (1920); The Waste Land; The Hollow Men, Ash Wednesday and Ariel Poems; Four Quartets; and Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.

The release will coincide with the 75th anniversary of Four Quartets being published in the US as a single volume.

Jeremy Irons will be reading all Four Quartets at a special event at the 92Y in New York, which will also see the presentation of the first Four Quartets Prize, presented by the TS Eliot Foundation in partnership with the Poetry Society of America for a unified sequence of poems or verse narrative.

Keep up to date at http://www.tseliotsociety.uk/

Jeremy Irons – Words That Changed the World

Jeremy Irons, Carey Mulligan, Jade Anouka and Simon Russell Beale perform extracts from remarkable speeches.

Barack Obama’s director of speechwriting, Cody Keenan, and Philip Collins, Tony Blair’s former speechwriter and Times columnist, add insight into speech writing and orators.

The Intelligence Squared event took place Thursday 30 November 2017, 6.30pm at the Emmanuel Centre and was a benefit for the Rugby Portobello Trust.

Click on the player below, to listen to the entire event:

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Jeremy Irons Narrates ‘Finn the Fortunate Tiger Shark and His Fantastic Friends’

Jeremy Irons is the narrator of Finn the Fortunate Tiger Shark and His Fantastic Friends, by Georgina Stevens.  The audio book also features music by Joss Stone.

The book is also available in paperback.

Buy the audio book now at Audible or iTunes or Google Play or Amazon.

All of the profits from the book and the audio book will be split between Greenpeace and The Social Plastic Recycling Foundation.

Learn more at Be the Change Books.  Follow @bethechangebook on Twitter.

Like Be the Change Books on Facebook.

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Jeremy Irons on Late Night with Seth Meyers

Jeremy Irons was a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers, to promote Justice League, on Wednesday 15 November 2017.

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Jeremy Irons Performs with The New York Philharmonic

The New York Philharmonic’s three-week Bernstein’s Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival, saluting their beloved Laureate Conductor Leonard Bernstein, took place in November 2017.  Jeremy Irons narrated Bernstein’s Kaddish Symphony at concerts on November 9, 11, 14 and 19.  The first three concerts took place at David Geffen Hall in New York City.  The November 19th concert took place at Hill Auditorium on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  All four concerts were conducted by Leonard Slatkin and featured Soprano Tamara Wilson.

Click on the player below to listen to the performance from 19 November at The University of Michigan, recorded live by Interlochen Public Radio:

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Review: Son Confronts Father to End a Leonard Bernstein Festival – The New York Times

The Best Classical Music Performances of 2017 – The New York Times

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Jeremy Irons on Live with Kelly and Ryan

Jeremy Irons was a guest on Live with Kelly and Ryan, on Thursday 16 November 2017, to promote Justice League.

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Jeremy Irons – AOL Build Interview for Justice League

Jeremy Irons was interviewed by Ricky Camilleri at AOL Build, on Wednesday 15 November 2017, to promote Justice League.  Jeremy also discussed performing with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and his upcoming run of Long Day’s Journey Into Night.

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