315: André De Shields

This fine performer — Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Wiz, Hadestown — notes that Shakespeare has much to say about our times, including “Macbeth is seen as a great killing machine,” alluding to the virus, the police, or the president. We find the metaphors we need. Our first episode made with Broadway on Demand, the video version can be seen – seen! – on their site beginning 9/14 and heard on ours immediately.

Person: George Floyd
Place: Galveston, Texas,, 1865
Thing: his copy of Macbeth
Randy’s Place: a summer-stock theater

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