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Derek Walcott

Synopsis
Interview series hosted by Bill Moyers. In this programme Moyers interviews West Indian poet and playwright, Derek Walcott. Among the topics discussed are the threats posed by poets to the establishment, Walcott’s fascination with the story of Robinson Crusoe as a metaphor for imperialism, and the idea of the United States as a democratic empire. Walcott speaks of Caliban’s colonial sensitivity in The Tempest and the contradiction inherent in perceptions of imperialism as both protector and oppressor. [Summary edited from catalogue entry supplied by the Paley Center for Media].
Series
World of Ideas
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
1 Nov 1988 at 23:00 (Channel: WNET)
Duration
28 mins

Credits

Director
Bill Moyers; Catherine Tatge
Producer
Catherine Tatge
Contributor
Derek Walcott

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Colonialism; Imperialism

Production Company

Name

Public Affairs Television

Archive

Name

Paley Center for Media

Web
http://www.paleycenter.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
(212) 621-6600
Address
25 West 52 Street
New York
New York
110019
USA
Notes
Formerly Museum of Television and Radio (MTR). The name changed in 2007.

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