American Masters

See inside the mind of a ranting and raving Edgar Allan Poe

Clip: Season 31 Episode 8 | 34s

In a scene inspired by artist John Sartain's memoir, "Poe's Last Days," Denis O'Hare embodies the caricature of a nervous, ranting and raving Poe, possibly hallucinating, dipping in and out of sanity.

Aired: 10/30/17

Rating: NR

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