Editor’s Note: Books and images from Hemingway’s life and works are shown in the PBS Exhibition. It’s done in conjunction with the new Burns’ documentary, “Hemingway.”
Corporate funding for HEMINGWAY was provided by Bank of America. Major funding was provided by the Annenberg Foundation, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, and by ‘The Better Angels Society,’ and its members John & Leslie McQuown, the Elizabeth Ruth Wallace Living Trust, John & Catherine Debs, The Fullerton Family Charitable Trust, the Kissick Family Foundation, Gail M. Elden, Gilchrist & Amy Berg, Robert & Beverly Grappone, Mauree Jane & Mark Perry; and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.
Wherever you come down on this continuum about one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century, PBS will challenge or confirm your beliefs with “Hemingway,” a three-part, six-hour Ken Burns/Lynn Novick documentary series airing April 5-7. … The all-star cast of voice actors includes musician and playwright Jeff Daniels as Hemingway and Meryl Streep, Keri Russell, Mary-Louise Parker and Patricia Clarkson as his wives.
“Stacy Keach joins the show to reflect on his legendary career, particularly his portrayal of Hemingway on the stage, in the classic miniseries, and in his audio recording of short stories.
“Keach compares the art of acting to the act of writing and gets to the heart of Hemingway’s knack for conveying emotion in spare prose. He reflects on the many adaptations of Hemingway novels and his friendship with George C. Scott and John Huston. He also offers insights into Hemingway’s psychology and destructive habits.
“As a special bonus, hear Keach’s brilliant read of our “one true sentence” introduction!