Films on literature, music, art, history, society and more. Top up your ideas! The films in the Academy media library form the core of the site effort to nudge folk towards 'being cultured.' In our eyes 'being cultured' just means knowing a bit more about how the world works, how human beings work together best, what it means to be a worthwhile person in a general as well as a particular sense. There is no creed on offer. It's not a religion. There are no absolute answers. But quite a few folk have done it before us so we need to look back as well as we can and use their experience. We need to read their books and look at what they created. The astonishing resource of easily available films like these on your smartphone or screen means that getting cultured is open to millions whereas before it was only a tiny minority of folk 'born lucky' at the top of society you might say who had the chance. They didn't always take it! Make sure you do.. Get going!
The film takes the form of a 2-part documentary by Malcolm Hossick. It's not too much to claim that the English playwright Shakespeare is the best known figure in world literature. His works have been translated into every known written language on earth. English for various reasons has become the language of business and international politics. Shakespeare contributed so much to the development of the langauge that learning more about him can only be a benefit.
It's the plots and the way Shakespeare handles them that get people interested. Operas and films have been made of them. There is hardly a topic in human relations that he doesn't touch on and open up in ways that anyone anywhere can relate to. But he is no preacher. He makes people laugh out loud and clutches their hearts in sympathy. Ah yes we say. That's the way things are! Part 1 of this film explores how Shakespeare grew up and was educated, got to where he did and in particular found a place in the remarkable society in which he found the space and tolerance to write his plays. AM103HD21 SHAKESPEARE – LIKE NO OTHER part 1 2021 38'22