Detail View: RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive: Poetry in sign

Filename: 
ds_0031_panarapoetryinsign_cap_01.mp4
Identifier: 
ds_0031_panarapoetryinsign_cap_01.mp4
Title: 
Poetry in sign
Creator: 
Panara, Robert
Subject: 
Deaf Poetry
Subject: 
American Sign Language literature
Subject: 
American Sign Language
Subject: 
Deaf, Theater for the
Subject: 
ASL poetry
Summary: 
Dr. Robert Panara starts out by presenting Japanese Haiku poems. He fingerspells the poem, and then acts it out using sign transliteration, body language, and facial expressions. The next poem he signs is Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost, continues with a poem by Robert Burns, A Red, Red Rose, and the Star-Spangled Banner song by. Next he provides a signed rendition of Marc Antony's famous speech Friends, Romans, and Countrymen, Lend Me Your Ears by Shakespeare after Caesar's death. Finally, he signs his famous poem, On His Deafness (modelled after John Milton's On His Blindness)
Publisher: 
California State University at Northridge
Digital Publisher: 
Rochester Institute of Technology - RIT Libraries - RIT Archive Collections
Date of Original: 
1974
Date of Digitization: 
2018
Broad Type: 
moving image
Digital File Format: 
mp4
Physical Format: 
VHS
Dimensions of Original: 
26 minutes
Language: 
American Sign Language
Language: 
English
Original Item Location: 
RITDSA.0031
Library Collection: 
Sculptures in the Air: An Accessible Online Video Repository of the American Sign Language (ASL) Poetry and Literature Collections
Library Collection: 
Robert Panara Deaf Video Collection
Digital Project: 
2018-2019 CLIR Grant-ASL Poetry and Literature
Catalog Record: 
https://albert.rit.edu/record=b3954538
Catalog Record: 
https://twcarchivesspace.rit.edu/repositories/2/resources/820
Place: 
New York - Rochester
RIT Spaces and Places: 
Henrietta Campus
Rights: 
RIT Libraries makes materials from its collections available for educational and research purposes pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. It is your responsibility to obtain permission from the copyright holder to publish or reproduce images in print or electronic form.
Rights: 
CC BY-NC-ND: Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Transcript: 
FIREWORKS SHOOTING TO THE SKY, EXPLODING, BURSTING, COLORFUL, HIGH IN THE SKY. BOOM, BOOM, THEY GO OFF! EXPLOSIONS EVERYWHERE. SPARKS MAKING THEIR WAY DOWN TO THE EARTH. AND THE PEOPLE WATCHING... AND SEEING THE FIREWORKS FADE AND END TO THE LEFT AND TO THE RIGHT. THE SHOW HAS CONCLUDED. THE DARKNESS HAS RETURNED. I SEE A BUTTERFLY IN THE DISTANCE, FLYING, FLAPPING ITS WINGS UP AND DOWN, FLAPPING OVER AND OVER AGAIN. AND THEN IT CALMS DOWN AND SETS ITSELF WITH THE WINGS SLOWLY COMING TO AN END WITH THE FLAPPING. AND THE GONG OF THE BELL RINGING, THE BUTTERFLY AWAKENING AND FLYING ONCE AGAIN, FLAPPING ITS WINGS. AND THE PITCHER WARMS UP, LOOKS FOR THE CALL HE WANTS, GETS THE CALL FROM THE CATCHER. AND THE SUN BEHIND THE PITCHER BEAMING ITS RAYS ON THE FIELD. AND THE PITCHER WINDS UP AND LETS THE BALL RIP. THE BALL'S HIT HIGH IN THE SKY AS THE PITCHER FOLLOWS THE TRAJECTORY OF THE BALL. THE EARTH... A FORCE EVER TURNING. AND WE SEE THE FLOWERS, WHOSE SWEET AROMA SPRINGS FORTH. AND THE BLOOMS FROM THE FLOWERS GROW, BUT EVENTUALLY THEY LOSE THEIR LIFE. AND THEY FALL BACK TO THE EARTH... WHETHER IT'S THE FLOWER OR MYSELF. ENTITLED... RIDING ALONG ON A HORSE AND CARRIAGE, I STOP THE HORSES AND LOOK OUT. CALLED... ENTITLED...
Notes: 
"This project is supported by a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The grant program is made possible by funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation."