Shakespeare
A Mirror to Man

Shakespeare - A Mirror to Man
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Shakespeare’s Soliloquies
Imagine having written thirty-eight plays...being an actor who became the most popular playwright of his time...and who's legacy was to become the most enduring playwright of all time. Imagine writing something some four hundred years ago, and having us stand here in a theatre today still exploring, enjoying, and marveling…
Macbeth - The Tragic Pair
A literary and dramatic analysis of the key elements in Shakespeare's most famous tragedy. This program is an enormously valuable historical, literary and dramatic analysis of the essence of Macbeth showing how the significant parts of the drama tie together with scenes from the play. Our expert hosts Rebecca Flynn…
Shakespeare's Sonnets
Released alongside a spectacular edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets for the Apple iPad, this beautifully produceprogram features specially filmed performances of all 154 Sonnets by a stellar cast of actors including, Fiona Shaw, Sir Patrick Stewart and David Tennant. William Shakespeare's Sonnets are among the most beautiful and most fascinating poems…
Macbeth With Ethan Hawke
Part of the Series: Shakespeare Uncovered
There's daggers in men's smiles. Ethan Hawke takes you along as he researches the part of Shakespeare's murderous Macbeth.
The Comedies With Joely Richardson
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All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. Joely Richardson looks into a pair of cross-dressing comedies, with their missing twins, mistaken identities, and characters in disguise: Shakespeare's As You Like It and Twelfth Night.
Henry IV & Henry V With Jeremy Irons
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He will give the devil his due. Jeremy Irons researches Shakespeare's history plays as well as the differences between the real history and the father-son drama that Shakespeare creates.
Richard II With Derek Jacobi
Part of the Series: Shakespeare Uncovered
You may my glories and my state depose, but not my griefs; still am I king of those. Derek Jacobi looks at Richard II and returns to a role he played 30 years ago: the story of a king who loses his crown.
The Tempest With Trevor Nunn
Part of the Series: Shakespeare Uncovered
Trevor Nunn, the legendary director who has helmed 30 of Shakespeare's 37 plays - and aims to complete them all before he retires - takes us through the magical and mysterious world created in the playwright's last complete work.
Shakespeare: A Day At The Globe
Students trace the development of England's commercial and military power, and social and cultural life. This leads to a discussion of early theaters and the operations of the Globe--its architecture, stage design and galleries. Dramatic readings, authentic costumes and sound effects present Shakespearean drama as it may have looked to…
Shakespeare Is Alive & Well In Modern World
This program compares Shakespearean themes with similar themes from modern works, enabling students to penetrate complex Elizabethan vocabulary and experience insight into character's feelings, motives and actions. Film clips from screen adaptaions of 'Wuthering Heights', 'Lord of the Flies', 'Mutiny on the Bounty', 'Animal Farm', 'The Lives of Dorian Gray'…
Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Commentary
Explore the characters, stories and central themes of Shakespearean tragedy. The program is based on an interview with Suzanne L. Wofford, Assistant Professor of English, Yale University, who describes the theater of Shakespeare's day and the nature of Shakespearean tragedy.
Approaching Shakespeare—The Scene Begins
Consider four points of entry for understanding what's happening in a Shakespeare play. Learn how to approach a single dramatic scene, focusing on Shakespeare's richly metaphorical use of language. Begin to grasp the playwright's use of stagecraft, and how his plays require your own active participation and powers of imagination.