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Poetic injustice - Roger Lewis

Features | By Roger Lewis

William Wordsworth at 28, William Shuter, 1798

Recalling the poems he learnt at his Welsh comprehensive

One of my favourite films is Hunky Dory, set in South Wales in the hot summer of 1976, when the grass looked like burnt paper. A school is putting on a rock-music adaptation of The Tempest, and the mood is somehow authentically Shakespearean and magical; everyone on the brink of moving on; the golden or straw-coloured light; hallucinatory moments. ...


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