With an impressive body of work on screen, stage, and television, Michael York retains the enthusiasm for the actor’s life he first experienced while growing up in England. A member of Britain’s National Youth Theatre, he studied English at Oxford University. Read More >
“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. Read More >
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.
"Michael was terrific!! He is very entertaining, a perfect gentleman, and just a really nice guy. It isn't often that we have a celebrity who is so genuine and thoughtful to all of our guests. We had a tremendous response to him and his wonderful Shakespearean quotes!!"