Kenneth Branagh has just read Caliban’s speech from The Tempest to introduce a segment apparently showcasing the Industrial Revolution. This is quirky indeed — small, beautifully choreographed vignettes unfolding all over the field.
While this unfolds, let me urge you to read Mitch Ginsburg’s extraordinary piece on the 40-year quest for a proper memorial moment for the Munich 11, led by Ankie Spitzer, whose husband Andre, Israel’s fencing coach, was one of those murdered. Two weeks before he was killed, she had given birth to their daughter Anouk. Just a few weeks ago, Anouk was married. The article explains better than anything else we’ve read how the massacre unfolded, and what cynicism the families of the victims have had to endure since.