Shakespeare Uncovered

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Macbeth With Ethan Hawke
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
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…
Henry IV & Henry V With Jeremy Irons
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
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…
Hamlet With David Tennant
An acclaimed Hamlet in the Royal Shakespeare Company's hit production (also a recent Great Performances production), David Tennant meets fellow actors who've tackled this most iconic of roles, including superstar…
The Tempest With Trevor Nunn
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…

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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
Part of the Series: Shakespeare Uncovered
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
Part of the Series: Shakespeare Uncovered
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.
Hamlet With David Tennant
Part of the Series: Shakespeare Uncovered
An acclaimed Hamlet in the Royal Shakespeare Company's hit production (also a recent Great Performances production), David Tennant meets fellow actors who've tackled this most iconic of roles, including superstar Jude Law, and compares notes on the role's titanic challenges. Tennant digs deep into the text about the doomed Danish…
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 - 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…
Twelfth Night
This production is part of a famous series produced by BBC of all of William Shakespeare's plays. The resulting films, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilized the best theatrical and television directors and brought highly praised performances from leading contemporary actors. With practical jokes, poetry and haunting songs,…
The Tempest
This production is part of a famous series produced by BBC of all of William Shakespeare's plays. The resulting films, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilized the best theatrical and television directors and brought highly praised performances from leading contemporary actors. THE TEMPEST is a dramatic romance, weaving…
A Midsummer Night's Dream
This production is part of a famous series produced by BBC of all of William Shakespeare's plays. The resulting films, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilized the best theatrical and television directors and brought highly praised performances from leading contemporary actors. In this classic comedy, three plots intertwine:…
All's Well that Ends Well
This production is part of a famous series produced by BBC of all of William Shakespeare's plays. The resulting films, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilized the best theatrical and television directors and brought highly praised performances from leading contemporary actors Shakespeare uses one of this favorite devices…