Rogues & Vagabonds: A Lighthearted Look at Actors & Acting Through the Ages
"Rogues and vagabonds" - the term used in Elizabethan times to describe performers - is an entertainment about art and the profession of acting. This presentation has a British bias, concentrating on the theatre of the last five centuries and highlighting such luminaries as Burbage, Garrick, Siddons, Kean, Macready, Irving, and those latter-day titans Olivier and Gielgud. Extracts are taken from songs, poems, and novels as well as contemporary diaries, pamphlets, and documents. There is a lighthearted review of the critics' contribution as well as many personal anecdotes and an attempt to analyze what acting is, review its different styles, and celebrate some of its great moments.
Adventures in Filmmaking: From Shakespeare to Austin Powers
Speak the Speech: Acting Shakespeare
An entertaining presentation about actors and acting from past to present and the most wonderful, challenging, and memorable characters they portrayed, many of which are excerpted by the classically trained York.