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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Hamlet With David Tennant
Part of the Series: Shakespeare Uncovered
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Shakespeare's Sonnets
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Hamlet
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Much Ado About Nothing
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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 Winter's Tale
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As You Like It
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Taming of the Shrew
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Macbeth
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Julius Caesar
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