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Somerset Maugham videos?

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1danielx
syyskuu 22, 2011, 12:15am

I had never heard of this series -- the Somerset Maugham Hour. It featured adaptations of quite a number of his short stories, and was filmed in the early 60s. I wonder if they are available in any form for viewing.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0164287/

2danielx
syyskuu 22, 2011, 1:10am

3danielx
Muokkaaja: toukokuu 20, 2012, 3:49pm

This is a perfectly charming find. The link is to a site for a class of Malaysian students who are learning English, and doing so by reading, analyzing, and ultimately acting out short stories -- by (among other writers) Somerset Maugham, Conan Doyle, Hawthorne, Checkhov, and de Maupaussant.

http://piquantprose.tumblr.com/

The story they have chosen from Maugham is one of my favorites, Mr Know All.

The acting is amateurish, but that's not the point. They have learned the language well enough to perform the story, and indeed, have memorized all the dialogue from it! What's more, they have made a mini-film of it with music, a setting and so on. See the youtube version of Mr Know-All here (of course they use accents closer to English than is my own, by far, and therefore much closer to the original).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xRZ6OFJqZg&feature=related

4danielx
toukokuu 21, 2012, 2:48pm

so, I have recently read that there was a 3 part BBC Masterpiece Theatre rendition of Cakes and Ale. I have not been able to find it for sale at Amazon or the PBS site.