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Shakespeare Uncovered

Description

The personal passion of hosts Hugh Bonneville, Christopher Plummer, Morgan Freeman, David Harewood, Kim Cattrall and Joseph Fiennes helps relay the stories behind some of William Shakespeare's greatest plays. Each episode combines interviews with actors, directors and scholars, as well as visits to important locations, clips from film and television adaptations and excerpts from plays staged at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. Works referenced in the series include "Hamlet," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "King Lear," "The Taming of the Shrew," "Othello," "Antony and Cleopatra" and "Romeo and Juliet."

Upcoming Episodes

  • Measure for Measure With Romola Garai

    "Measure for Measure" offers a timely look at sexual morality, hypocrisy and harassment. (60 minutes)

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  • Julius Caesar With Brian Cox

    Brian Cox explores how "Julius Caesar" poses challenges about who or what to trust and gets readers thinking about what values to live by. (60 minutes)

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  • Richard III

    Antony Sher unveils the life of Shakespeare's "Richard III," comparing the king's reputation with the play's portrait of ambition and vengeance. (60 minutes)

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  • Much Ado About Nothing With Helen Hunt

    Exploring the relationships between Claudio and Hero and Beatrice and Benedick, and what the ultimate "ado" about "nothing" really means. (60 minutes)

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  • The Merchant of Venice With F. Murray Abraham

    A look at the efforts over the years, for better or worse, to treat Shylock more as a victim and rescue Shakespeare from any taint of anti-Semitism. (60 minutes)

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