CBC Drama Special The Comedy of Errors

Borrowing from the Latin comedy The Twins, Shakespeare created this farce for the Christmas festivities of 1594. Fun is the primary aim of this romantic comedy which tells of the complications which follow when a merchant, Aegeon, enters the enemy state of Ephesus. He hopes to reunite his family years after the shipwreck which split two sets of twins and ...
  • 1989
  • 01:16:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Feature Film The Englishman's Boy

The screen adaptation of Guy Vanderhaeghe’s award-winning novel, The Englishman’s Boy is an unforgettable tale set against the dual backdrops of an unforgiving 1873 North American frontier and the allure of 1920s Hollywood. Starring acclaimed actors Bob Hoskins and Nicholas Campbell, this haunting film uncovers the startling violence behind the settling of the West and delves into one of the most brutal ...
  • 2006
  • 02:55:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Ideas The Ideas of Toni Morrison

In a rare personal interview, Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison talks candidly about her life as an African-American writer with Ideas producer Marilyn Powell.
  • 2002
  • 00:53:49
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/03/2014

Stratford Festival The Taming of the Shrew New

Courtship or conquest? The breaking down of a defiant spirit – or a breakthrough that liberates a heart deprived of love? Is there a battle of wills that’s fiercer or funnier – or more hotly controversial? This Stratford Festival production of the Shakespeare classic stars Ben Carlson and Deborah Hay and is directed by Chris Abraham.
  • 2016
  • 01:55:48
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/21/2017

CBC Drama Special The Taming of the Shrew

Despite complaints that it's the most chauvinistic play ever written, The Taming of the Shrew continues after 400 years to be one of Shakespeare's biggest crowd-pleasers. Richard Monette's rollicking 1989 Stratford treatment is set in a colourful Italy of the 1950s. Colm Feore depicts Petruchio as a swaggering leather-jacketed street bandit who roars up to marry Kate (Goldie Semple) on a sporty ...
  • 1988
  • 02:38:22
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/05/2016

CBC Drama Special The Taming of the Shrew

Petruchio, a strutting suitor, sets out to undermine the spirit of Katharina, the bad tempered object of his affections. As his wife, it is her duty to care for him more than for herself. Starring Len Cariou and Sharry Flett, this production is now a Stratford classic. Shakespeare's rollicking 16th century battle of the sexes is treated in a traditional ...
  • 1982
  • 02:33:35
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/19/2016

Adrienne Clarkson Presents Tomson Highway: Native Voice

The popular prime-time arts program Adrienne Clarkson Presents profiles Tomson Highway, Canada's first native playwright to achieve success in Canadian mainstream theatre. The program includes a visit to Highway's home in Brochet, Manitoba, and excerpts from his play Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing.
  • 1990
  • 00:46:27
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Life and Times Tomson Highway: Thank You for the Love You Gave

In this moving documentary, Life and Times takes viewers behind-the-scenes into the world of a passionate, creative artist who reveals himself through his many accomplishments – music, playwriting and novel writing. Included are excerpts from selected works and frank discussion of residential schools, violence against women and his conviction that native artists, through their work, make a crucial contribution to the revival of ...
  • 1997
  • 00:47:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Turning to Dust

Host David Suzuki and narrator Angela Fusco present this program on the deterioration of paper in old books around the world. At least one-third of the world's books are turning into particles and dust as they become embrittled. Paper from 500 years ago is in better condition than 150-year-old paper because the original production process did not involve the use of alum. Alum reacts ...
  • 1990
  • 00:47:32
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/01/2015

CBC Drama Special Twelfth Night

Set in Illyria, a mythical state ruled by Duke Orsino (Colm Feore), Viola (Seana McKenna) and her twin brother Sebastian (Ernest Harrop) are shipwrecked off Illyria's coast, each believing the other has drowned. Disguising herself as a boy, Viola takes the name Cesario and enters the service of the Duke. She is sent to woo the Countess Olivia (Maria Ricossa) ...
  • 1986
  • 02:23:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013