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by Sir John Gielgud,Irene Worth,T.S. Eliot

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ISBN:
0898458854
Author:
Sir John Gielgud,Irene Worth,T.S. Eliot
Category:
Poetry
Language:
English
Publisher:
Caedmon (April 26, 1989)
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1215 kb
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The basis for the musical phenomenon 'Cats', this collection of 14 inviting rhymes – the mixture of the real and the impossible, the familiar and the fantastic – make for a set of poems that no child or adult can possibly resist

The basis for the musical phenomenon 'Cats', this collection of 14 inviting rhymes – the mixture of the real and the impossible, the familiar and the fantastic – make for a set of poems that no child or adult can possibly resist. The basis for the musical phenomenon 'Cats', this collection of 14 inviting rhymes – the mixture of the real and the impossible, the familiar and the fantastic – make for a set of poems that no child or adult can possibly resist. john gielgud irene worth children nine lives cats andrew audio poetry.

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939) is a collection of whimsical light poems by T. S. Eliot about feline psychology and sociology, published by Faber and Faber. It serves as the basis for Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939) is a collection of whimsical light poems by T. It serves as the basis for Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats. Eliot wrote the poems in the 1930s, and included them, under his assumed name "Old Possum", in letters to his godchildren.

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. Bought this book for my daughter's boyfriend because he has cats but he hasn't read it yet. I told him the poems are used as songs in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. by. T S Eliot (Author). T S Eliot (Author), Sir John Gielgud and Irene Worth (Narrator). I told him the poems are used as songs in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats.

by T. Eliot (Author), Sir John Gielgud (Reader), Irene Worth (Reader) & 0 more. T. Eliot, (1888-1965) recast 20th century English poetry with a whole new vocabulary of technique, giving voice to a bold, vibrantly original Modernist style. In addition to his poetry, his body of work includes many landmark critical essays, as well as plays such as The Cocktail Party and Murder in the Cathedral.

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Irene Worth, Sir John Gielgud. An engaging collection of humorous poems. These verses, originally composed to amuse Eliot's intimate friends, have proven irresistible to cat lovers, lovers of nonsense, and admirers of Eliot throughout the English-speaking world. People Who Liked Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats Also Liked These Free Titles: PENNsound Podcasts by Al Filreis. Poetry Magazine Podcast by Christian Wiman. Neil Gaiman on Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman.

15 quotes from Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats: ‘The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,It . I think I've heard them call him James - But we've not got so far as names. Eliot, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. tags: addressing, cats, names.

15 quotes from Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats: ‘The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,It isn't just one of your holiday games;You may think a. .

S. Eliot, Sir John Gielgud, Irene Worth. Classic poems from . Eliot, read by Sir John Gielgud and Irene Worth. The basis for the musical phenomenon 'Cats', this collection of 14 inviting rhymes - the mixture of the real and the impossible, the familiar and the fantastic - make for a set of poems that no child or adult can possibly resist.

The basis for the musical phenomenon Cats, this collection of 14 inviting rhymes -- the mixture of the real and the impossible, the familiar and the fantastic -- make for a set of poems that no child or adult can possibly resist.
  • Arcanefire
The literature is great, but the size of the print and the vividness of the print are disappointing. The font size is about a 7 or an 8, and the print is so light that it is difficult to read without readers. When I sit down to read a book for relaxation, I don't want to have to squint and struggle to read the print. There is plenty of blank space in the book to have increased the font size and making the font bold would have increased the enjoyment of the read tremendously.
  • ᴜɴɪᴄᴏʀɴ
Before seeing Andrew Lloyd Weber's musical, CATS!, I researched how he was inspired to write and stage this unusual production. When I discovered the inspiration came from the very British, T.S.Eliot, I had to read his book of verse before seeing the play. How did I ever miss this delightful look at the behavior of cats? As a cat lover and an Anglophile, I loved meeting village cats while traveling in England. On a visit to the home of the Bronte's in Haworth, West Yorkshire, I met Thomas, a tuxedo cat, who lived in the village. He was owned by no one. He spent his mornings in a bed at the travel agency, where he had his breakfast, and then he moseyed over to the Bronte Historical Society Museum for his dinner and some human attention. If T.S. Eliot had met Thomas, there would have been a very British verse about him included in this wonderful volume. Buy this book for your children or grandchildren. When read by you, it will make them let go of the video game or smart phone for awhile!!!
  • Qus
My wife loved it! Came from the UK to the states quickly enough and packaged well. Almost brand new condition.

Random fact: If you ever watch "Logan's Run", one of the characters in the movie quotes this book (also cited at the credits at the end).
  • Direbringer
wonderful gift for my sister who lives in the redwood forest with her identical gray cats.....she loved it. nice and old.(the book)
  • Zetadda
This volume was purchased as a gift for my mother and she loved it. (I also read it.) Other reviewers commented on font size issues, but neither of us noticed a problem.
  • Chillhunter
I had read this book before and loved it, but when I met Boris, a real, live version of Rum Tum Tugger, I had to buy a copy to show his owner.
It is amazing how little had to be done to turn these poems into a great musical comedy. I am, of course, talking about Cats. Most of the poems went directly into the show without any change whatever in their wording, and only three songs were added. Let's give full credit to Mr. Webber, It took a musical genius to do that, and one of the added songs, Memories, could stand alone as a masterpiece in any company, but most of the delight of the show comes from the wonderful feline characters created in this book.
Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Gus the theatre cat, Spindleshanks, Bustipher Brown, McCavity, Mr. Mistofflees, Mungo Jerry, and Rumpleteaser all moved effortlessly from page to stage with no changes. That has to be some sort of record. If you loved Cats (the show) you need to read this book. If you love cats (the critters) you'll want to read this book. If you like poetry, you should read this book. If you like dogs, read the battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles. (You can skip over the part about the intervention of the great rumpus cat.)
It was written for his godchildren, but it's a great read for everyone. It's not expensive, so get it to read to your children, but read it for yourself first.
  • Xava
I have my mom's old copy of this and my daughter was completely jealous so I made sure to get her a copy for mother's day. Just seeing her read it after watching her when we watched "CATs on Stage" (what she called it) DVD as a young one was wonderful. T.S. Eliot is a great poet!!!!!
Every cat lover should read this. Every parent should read this to their kids. Every poetry lover should read it aloud to themselves!.