[Bards] In Search of Shakespeare

Brian & Pam Martin twinoak at cox-internet.com
Thu Feb 12 05:37:55 PST 2004

I saw part one of the Shakespeare special, but missed last night's
installment. Hopefully it will come around again given that PBS is in their
fund drive mode at the moment. 

I was taken with the excellent costuming in the Medici documentary. That
show stopped Jehanne in her tracks and she just kept going on about the


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From: bards-bounces at ansteorra.org [mailto:bards-bounces at ansteorra.org] On
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Subject: [Bards] In Search of Shakespeare

Did anyone else catch the second part of Michael Wood's PBS specials?

Very keen. I'm going to have to go over to the PBS web site to see if I can
find the text of any of the Queen's Player's plays they featured.

The Medici documentary that followed totally ignored the Medici family's
patronage of the Neoplatonist poets and writers. Pout. Oh, well -- I guess
Pico Della Mirandola isn't as visual as a Botecelli.

Still, it would have be nice if they'd pointed out that Lorenzo and his
fellow Neoplatonist poets and writers were the persons who had inspired
Sandro's "vivid imagination". I think it left a lot to be desired as
history, but it was lovely ~!

BTW, I have to mention this -- that fabulous picture of Lorenzo carrying the
bloodied body of his brother from the church? Didn't happen. But it looked
great ~! Sigh....


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