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Edward Lear's Feelings

Written and presented by Matthew Bevis and Jasmine Jagger. This series of 4 short programmes considers the life and achievements of Edward Lear and studies how the poet's feelings are explored in his work. The series showcases the astonishing range of Lear's abilities by looking at his nonsense writing alongside many other forms of expression (letters, diaries, drawings, and paintings).

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Introduction This programme introduces Lear and outlines the structure of the programmes. Matthew Bevis, Jasmine Jagger 04 Apr 2018
2 Wonder This programme examines different meanings of 'wonder' in Lear - as both a positive and a negative emotion, and as something in between. Matthew Bevis, Jasmine Jagger 04 Apr 2018
3 Disgust This programme explores appetite, desire, and disgust in Lear. Matthew Bevis, Jasmine Jagger 04 Apr 2018
4 Laughter Lear once spoke of 'this ludicrously whirligig life which one suffers from first and laughs at afterwards.' Matthew Bevis, Jasmine Jagger 04 Apr 2018
5 Weeping 'He weeps by the side of the ocean, He weeps on the top of the hill', the poet wrote of himself in 'How Pleasant to Know Mr Lear'. Matthew Bevis, Jasmine Jagger 04 Apr 2018