English & Language Arts

New! The Power of the Actor: The Chubbuck Technique 50 min.

Acting coach to some of Hollywood's biggest stars, Ivan Chubbuck explains her 12 step acting technique as outlined in the best-selling book, The Power of the Actor.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Theater Lessons: The Actor/Director Creative Process 40 min.

This documentary follows theater director Mark Cole as he works with two college students preparing a play based on a film adaptation. The program introduces the viewer to the relevant scenes from the feature film followed by casting auditions and the thirteen weeks of rehearsals. Nothing is staged by the film crew. Audiences are exposed to script analysis, table reads, blocking, character develop...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

The Woman in White: Episode 4 54 min.

Marian overhears Sir Percival and Fosco plotting against Laura. But Marian falls ill and Sir Percival conceals her, telling Laura that she has gone to London. Fosco puts his sinister plan into action. Will Marian be able to save Laura?

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

The Woman in White: Episode 5 56 min.

Walter, Marian, and Laura are forced into hiding from Sir Percival and Fosco. Sir Percival is haunted by the possibility of his secret being revealed, but Marian and Walter know they must discover it to prove his role in the conspiracy.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Julius Caesar with Brian Cox 55 min.

In "Julius Caesar," Brutus upholds liberty against tyranny. But what is tyranny? Presenter Brian Cox examines how William Shakespeare's play challenges all political systems and all definitions of tyranny, challenging us to wonder how well we even know ourselves.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Measure for Measure with Romola Garai 55 min.

Shakespeare shows us the brutal implications of high moral principles on both sides in this dark and complex comedy. Romola Garai examines this truly relevant tale of harassment and the abuse of male power.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

The Merchant of Venice with F. Murray Abraham 55 min.

F. Murray Abraham, who has played two great Jewish "villain" Shylock, from William Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice," explains European anti-Semitism in Shakespeare's time.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Much Ado About Nothing with Helen Hunt 55 min.

William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" is an exquisite comedy of comparison and contrast. Helen Hunt, who has played Beatrice twice, investigates this finely balanced play through the testimonies of other actors who have played its major roles.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Richard III with Antony Sher 55 min.

Antony Sher’s 1977 interpretation of the infamous villain, Richard III, defined the role for a generation. This is the story of how Shakespeare created both a loathsome and brilliant manipulator and a real man who sat on the throne.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

The Winter’s Tale with Simon Russell Beale 55 min.

Simon Russell Beale presents "The Winter’s Tale," an intense, psychological drama that is driven by passion and obsession. In this play, William Shakespeare pushes theatrical technique to its limits and offers us an astonishing ending that resonates with hope.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018