In Colorado, some schools are tapping an unlikely bullying prevention tool: the plays of William Shakespeare. The Colorado Shakespeare Festival adapts the bard’s works as a way to start discussions on bullying, violence and the moment of choosing between right and wrong. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown talks with Gerald Stern, one of America’s most acclaimed poets. At 87, Stern received the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress for his collection, "Early Collected Poems: 1965-1992." Stern reflects on his working class upbringing and 70 years of writing verse. Continue reading
Asha Tanna of Independent Television News reports on a big archaeological find that appears to have solved a 500-year mystery. Using carbon dating and mitochondrial DNA testing, researchers say they have conclusively found and identified the final remains of King Richard III in Leicester, England. Continue reading
An archaeological dig has led to the discovery of the remains of Richard III, one of the most legendary and reviled British monarchs. But did the 15th century king deserve his reputation? Gwen Ifill talks to New York Times reporter John Burns about the historic find and what will happen to the king’s bones and notoriety now. Continue reading
In his new book, “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern,” author Stephen Greenblatt unearths the tale of a book collector whose discovery of poet Lucretius’ “On the Nature of Things” helped change the direction of human thought. Jeffrey Brown and Greenblatt discuss the book and its many cross-generational messages. Continue reading
Tonight on PBS, Great Performances presents the television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2009 production of “Hamlet.” David Tennant stars as Hamlet to Sir Patrick Stewart’s ambitious but flawed Claudius.