Shakespeare Uncovered combines history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passions of its celebrated hosts – Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson, and David Tennant – to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.Visit Shakespeare Uncovered Website
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Director Trevor Nunn takes you through the otherworldly and supernatural The Tempest.
David Tennant meets fellow actors who’ve taken on Hamlet and compares notes.
Jeremy Irons researches Shakespeare’s history plays: Henry IV & V.
Derek Jacobi looks at Richard II: the story of a king who loses his crown.
Joely Richardson looks into Shakespeare’s As You Like It and Twelfth Night.
Ethan Hawke takes you along as he researches the part of Shakespeare’s murderous Macbeth.
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Morgan Freeman discusses the role of the Shrew in Shakespeare's play.
David Harewood on the Racial Prejudice in Othello.
David Harewood discusses Larry Olivier's performance as Othello.
Christopher Plummer speaks with historian Tanya Pollard on a different ending of King Lear
Christopher Plummer on Shakespeare's dramatic storm scene.
Hugh Bonneville & Ralph Fiennes discuss their performance in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Hugh Bonneville on Shakepeare's usage of poetic forms in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
An introduction to Hamlet's Soliloquy from Act III, Scene i.
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Joseph Fiennes examines why Romeo & Juliet is the most-performed of all Shakespeare plays.
Kim Cattrall travels to Rome to find out more about the historical Cleopatra.
David Harewood analyzes the great villan Iago and how he manipulates Othello.
Morgan Freeman explores the "battle-of-the-sexes" in one of Shakespeare’s first plays.
Christopher Plummer uncovers playing one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragic roles.
Hugh Bonneville meets with Ralph Fiennes to try to untangle one of Shakespeare’s plays.
Series II of Shakespeare Uncovered continues on PBS, beginning Friday, January 30 at 9 p.m
Nunn takes us through the magical world created in the playwright’s last complete work.
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