Ronald Eyre on The Long Search Author:Ronald Eyre Public Television has elevated American life by its presentation of the widely-acclaimed thirteen-part series, "The Long Search." Ronald Eyre in this series explores the experience of living religion - from American Protestantism in Indianapolis through Buddism in Ceylon and Eastern Orthodoxy in Romania to Chinese religion in Taiwan and the reli... more »gious frontiers of California. The series was made notable by its focus, not on religions as systems of ideas, beliefs, doctrines but on religions as lived experience which shape people's lives.
"The Long Search is open to anybody. It doesn't have a tidy beginning, middle and end. You're on it the moment you start wondering where you were before you were born, where you'll go when you die and what you're on earth for in the meantime. If you knew the answers, you wouldn't ask the questions. But other people's answers should be worth collecting. And so should other people's questions. That's what we're going to try to do."
With those words Ronald Eyre introduced the uniquely ambitious and highly praised film series he wrote and presented for TV. In this book, which includes sixteen full-color illustrations from the TV series, he comes home, unpacks three years' and 150,000 miles' worth of mind-luggage and tries to work out where The Long Search has left him.
Ronald Eyre is a British television writer and theater director. His work is known on the London stage and Broadway, and he is a Resident Director at the Shakespeare Festival at Stratford-on-Avon.« less