Five reel to reel tapes, transferred onto eleven audio cassettes

Scope and Content

Including:

a) Reel 1, side 2 (double sided). Philip Larkin and Monica Jones reading Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Ernest'; and singing 'Prison for Strikers' (with two more verses)

b) Reel 1, side 3. Philip Larkin and Monica Jones reading Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Ernest'

c) Reel 1, side 4. Philip Larkin and Monica Jones reading Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Ernest'; Philip Larkin reading 'Alma Mater' by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch ('Know you her secrets'); Philip Larkin reading 'Once more our visitors arrive by dozens...'; Philip Larkin reading 'The Dance' [CP154], with additional lines at the end; Philip Larkin speaking on the life of Paul 'Espinasse

d) Reel 2, side 1. Philip Larkin talking with his mother, Eva Larkin, in Pearson Park; Philip Larkin reading a poem; Philip Larkin reading 'It will be much better when I am under the bough'; Philip Larkin reading 'Those long uneven lines.'

e) Reel 2, side 2. Philip Larkin reading 'MCMXIV' [CP127]; John Betjeman reading 'Summoned by bells' (radio programme)

f) Reel 2, side 3. Readings by Monica Jones; a World War II radio programme. Philip Larkin reading 'Naturally the foundation will bear your expenses' [CP134] (slight variant), and then twice more in a Midland and then a Yorkshire accent

g) Reel 2, side 4. John Betjeman reading 'Summoned by Bells' and 'Metroland'. Philip Larkin reading 'Ambulances' [CP132] (variant)

h) Reel 3, side 1. Episode of 'Whacko' (1950s BBC radio programme); Play, 'The Father' by August Strindberg

i) Reel 3, side 2. 'The Father' by August Strindberg; episode of 'Whacko'

j) Reel 3, side 3. Philip Larkin reading Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'

k) Reel 3, side 4. Philip Larkin reading Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'; jazz music; episode of 'Whacko'

l) Reel 5. Song cycle on poems by Philip Larkin : I : Dawn ; II : Going ; III : Night music / Patrice Freed, soprano, Jeffery Eschleman, piano, 1997 [another copy at P/L F1997 in Philip Larkin book collection]

m) Reel 6, side 1. Philip Larkin and Monica Jones reading Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Ernest'

n) Reel 6, side 1A. Philip Larkin and Monica Jones reading Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Ernest'. Various radio programmes, including 'Whacko'; Jazz music

o) Reel 6, side 3. Episode of 'Whacko'; Philip Larkin addresses his tape recorder; jazz music

p) Reel 6, side 4. Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' (radio programme); episode of 'Whacko'

q) Reel 6, side 4A. Radio programme: 'After the movement' (David Bergonzi); Philip Larkin practising speech for accepting the Coventry Award of Merit (1978); jazz music with Philip Larkin shouting and singing

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