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Great Performances: The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses

Posted: July 18th, 2016
Following the huge international success of the four-part miniseries The Hollow Crown, The Wars of the Roses will continue the epic saga with three more lavish film adaptations: Parts I and II of Henry VI and Richard III. Together, they tell the story of The Wars of the Roses, a medieval spectacle spanning rebellion in France, the rise and fall of ...

Secrets of the Dead: Van Gogh’s Ear

Posted: November 11th, 2016
Everybody has heard of the moment when Vincent van Gogh, one of the world’s most loved artists, looked into a mirror, held up a blade and cut into his own ear. It defines his turbulent life and art. But what really happened?

American Masters – Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future

Posted: August 23rd, 2016
Explore the life of architectural giant Eero Saarinen, who envisioned, and in many ways realized, a futuristic vision in buildings such as New York’s TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport and the CBS Building (a.k.a. Black Rock) on Sixth Avenue’s “Broadcast Row,” as well as St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch. His sudden, ...

Great Performances: Shakespeare Live!

Posted: September 22nd, 2016
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death on April 23, 2016, The Royal Shakespeare Company hosts a glittering jubilee party—and the world is invited. Shakespeare Live! will celebrate the international legacy of Shakespeare in all the performing arts—including opera, ballet, jazz and musical theatre—from The ...

American Masters: By Sidney Lumet

Posted: November 15th, 2016
Film legend Sidney Lumet (1924-2011) tells his own story in a never-before-seen interview shot in 2008. With candor, humor and grace, Lumet reveals what matters to him as an artist and as a human being. The documentary features clips from Lumet’s films – 44 films made in 50 years – including Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, 12 Angry Men, Network ...

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