Myths and Makeovers

August 27, 2006
(was 05.01.2005)

Rehearsing Shakespeare’s tragedy, MacBeth, one young actor found himself in the mood for mirth.  Like a specter rising from the mists, something began to take shape: a new MacBeth for the ages - with fewer daggers and more donuts.  In this hour of the Peabody-Awarding winning program To the Best of Our Knowledge,  the Simpsons do Shakespeare in the one-man comedy, MacHomer.

  1. Camille Paglia on Myths and Makeovers

    Pop culture critic Camille Paglia talks with Anne Strainchamps about our obsession with makeovers and the human impulse to mythologize public figures.

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  2. Ted Cowan on the Real MacBeth

    Ted Cowan tells Jim Fleming the real MacBeth was a good man and a successful king who’s been defamed by “...the scribbler of Stratford.”

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  3. Rick Miller on "MacHomer"

    Rick Miller wrote a one man show that he now performs worldwide. It’s called “MacHomer” and is a fusion of “MacBeth” and “The Simpsons” with Miller doing all the voices.

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  4. Sarah Churchwell on "The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe"

    Sarah Churchwell tells Steve Paulson that Marilyn Monroe was an ambitious, complex woman not simply the victim of the Hollywood star machine.

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