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Literature, Classics and Class: Readings

In part two ('Class-conscious Voices on the Classics'), actors Alice Barclay and Matthew Wilson from 'Live Canon', a touring ensemble which performs poetry in the English language, along with storyteller and blogger Stephe Harrop, performed extracts from works by 'The Chartist Rhymer' Ernest Jones, the Abolitionish Poet Edward Rushton, the 'milkmaid of Bristol' Anne Yearsley, Robert Burns, George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Charles Kingsley, Thomas Hardy, Siegfried Sassoon, Kenneth Burke, Bertolt Brecht, Anne Stevenson, Louis MacNeice, W.H. Auden and Iain Crichton Smith.