Shakespeare Uncovered2013 | TV Show

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The stories behind Shakespeare's greatest plays are explored by Shakespearean actors and directors.

Premiered: January 25, 2013

Rating: TV-PG

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Fri Jan 30 9:00pm
A Midsummer Night's Dream With Hugh BonnevilleNew(Season 2, Episode 1) PBS

The Season 2 premiere features Hugh Bonneville, who began his career as an understudy for Ralph Fiennes in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Open Air Theatre in London's Regent's Park, reflecting on the play's enduring appeal with Fiennes, David Walliams (more…)

Fri Jan 30 10:00pm
King Lear With Christopher PlummerNew(Season 2, Episode 2) PBS

A look at "King Lear" with Christopher Plummer, who first played the title role in 2002 under the direction of Jonathan Miller. He explores how the play may have been staged in Shakespeare's time; and talks about playing the king with Ian McKellen and Simo (more…)

Fri Feb 6 9:00pm
The Taming of the Shrew With Morgan FreemanNew(Season 2, Episode 3) PBS

Morgan Freeman investigates "The Taming of the Shrew." He talks with Tracey Ullman, who starred with him a 1990 Shakespeare in the Park production that set the story in the Old West; and also talks with Sinead Cusack and Julia Stiles.

Fri Feb 6 10:00pm
Othello With David HarewoodNew(Season 2, Episode 4) PBS

David Harewood, who in 1997 became the first black actor to star as Othello at London's National Theatre, explores the issues raised in the play; and interviews Adrian Lester, Simon Russell Beale, Ian McKellen, Julia Stiles and Patrick Stewart.

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