We hear Macbeth's "Tomorrow and tomorrow" speech. "Macbeth" explores how men turn into predatory animals. Is there something about the crown itself that makes beasts of men? Through Malcolm, Shakespeare examines the nature of kingship.
The first installment in the PBS series Jerusalem: Center of the World covers the historical beginnings of the city; its role as the hub of ancient Israel’s religion and culture; information on major Old Testament leaders in the context of Jerusalem; the Assyrian conquest of Israel and the Babylonian Exile; post-Exile Jerusalem; and the ministry of Jesus. A PBS Production.
“John Kani’s Othello is a fine and masterful performance that should make every white actor think twice before blacking up for the Moor,” wrote The Guardian of this raw and powerful interpretation of the play. The production marked the first time an African actor had been cast in the title role opposite a white Desdemona before a multiracial audience in Johannesburg, South Africa. With Tony Award winner John Kani as Othello, Joanna Weinberg as Desdemona, and a contextual introduction by director Janet Suzman
Adapted from his book, The Pleasures of the Imagination, this lavish exploration of the arts in eighteenth-century London is presented by historian John Brewer. Illustrated with period prints and paintings, along with artful reenactments of London cultural life, the program considers the world of commerce and celebrity in which Georgian culture was created—a world with many parallels to today. Brewer relates the remarkable stories of entrepreneur Jonathan Tyers and his Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens; literature, gallery, and theater aficionado Anna Larpent; thespian legend David Garrick; Samuel Johnson and his Literary Club; and John Gay and The Beggar’s Opera.
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