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“The Tutors” Explores 16th Century Education

May 15, 2007
New York, N.Y.

We've sure been enjoying the new Showtime series The Tutors, which is all about people who earn a little extra cash helping with their pupils' studies after regular school hours.

Two of the more interesting tutors are the two Thomas's: Thomas Tallis handles tutoring in music education while Thomas More focuses on philosophy and principles.

A comical figure with the nickname The Cardinal is an expert in ecclesiastical matters. Catherine teaches a course in home economics while Anne instructs in poise and beauty skills. (It seems a bit sexist, but it was a long time ago.)

Henry, the head tutor, has taken on the thankless job of sex education, and often suffers exhaustion as a result.

I'm curious how all this education will affect the characters' lives. It's sure important to have a good head on your shoulders.


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