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Ecology Won: Readings by Will Geer and Ellen Geer

Will Geer and Ellen Geer
Ecology Won: Readings by Will Geer and Ellen Geer

In 1978, veteran character actor and social activist Will Geer recorded a selection of literary writings on the theme of ecology. Geer begins his reading with a poem by Robert Frost and texts by Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, and Woody Guthrie. He continues with selections from Chaucer, William Shakespeare, and several unattributed Elizabethan plays, and provides commentary linking all the pieces together. His daughter Ellen Geer takes the role of the female voices in the readings from Shakespeare and three Elizabethan plays. The liner notes include the text of the 11 literary selections and brief biographies of the two actors.

Track Listing

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Frost, Robert: The Pasture Will Geer and Ellen Geer 0:57
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Whitman, Walt: This Compost Will Geer and Ellen Geer 3:22
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Twain, Mark: O Lord Our Father... Will Geer and Ellen Geer 1:57
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Letter to Will Geer from Woody Guthrie Will Geer and Ellen Geer 0:34
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Whitman, Walt: Respondez Will Geer and Ellen Geer 2:49
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Guthrie, Woody: So Long, It's Been Good to Know You Will Geer and Ellen Geer 0:19
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Chaucer: Parliament of Foules Will Geer and Ellen Geer 0:43
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Shakespeare, William: King Henry V, Act V, Scene II Will Geer and Ellen Geer 1:59
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Abraham and Issac (Brome Version) Will Geer and Ellen Geer 11:20
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Anon.: Simon and Susan Will Geer and Ellen Geer 4:20
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The Nativity and the Slaughter of the Innocents Will Geer and Ellen Geer 7:09

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