English Majors (2-CD set)

English Majors (2-CD set)

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Scripts and bits from A Prairie Home Companion celebrate the secret society of people who possess excellent spelling and punctuation skills. (You know who you are.) Selections include "The Six-Minute Hamlet," a tribute to Emily Dickinson, a Guy Noir adventure that exposes an MFA scam, a riveting "Lives of the English Majors" drama, and literary guests Billy Collins, Robert Bly, Roy Blount Jr. and Calvin Trillin. 2 1/2 hours on 2 discs.

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  • English Majors
  • John Henry
  • “The Old Life”
  • Guy Noir, Private Eye
  • “The Lanyard”
  • “The Revenant”
  • Emily Dickinson Suite
  • The Six-Minute Hamlet
  • Long Time Leaving
  • English Majors: For Whom?
  • The Hochstetter House

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  • Celebrity Classics: The Ten-Minute Macbeth
  • Red, Red Rose
  • Starting a Poem
  • Song of Myself
  • Kerouac
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • Family Man
  • The Family Shakespeare
  • “Wild Geese”
  • Helen Marie


“You do not have to be a college graduate to enjoy A Prairie Home Companion English Majors; a taste for American poetry and a smattering of knowledge about American literature is enough.”
      —The Serious Comedy Site

“This compilation will certainly evoke laughs from listeners.”