The Community Idea Stations hosts seasonal interns to assist with the organization's digital initiatives. The internship provides students an opportunity to learn about the public broadcasting world, while helping to further our nonprofit mission to educate, entertain and inspire. The following post is a reflection from our high school intern KeAnna Anglin on the VMFA’s Kehinde Wiley exhibit A New Republic.
Seen through nostalgic eyes, everything about the past was better. The world made more sense then; they were innocent times. Doesn’t matter that those assumptions are always off the mark – if you believe something is true, well, it makes it easier to fool yourself.
Shakespeare’s King Lear is a monumental play. But one major obstacle to mounting a good production of Lear is to have an actor that is believable as an older man, but who still has the stamina to last through a three-hour show night after night. There have been attempts to use younger actors – Olivier for example played the role in his twenties, but said he didn’t understand it until his seventies.