Shakespeare Uncovered

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Season 1, Episode 6
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 Prince alongside the actors Simon Russell Beale and Ben Whishaw.

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Jeremy Irons talks about 'Shakespeare Uncovered' and the power of Shakespeare.

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A look at a production of Henry IV as it would have been performed at the Globe.

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A discussion of how the Globe was first built and a glimpse into what performances might have looked like.

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Premiered: June 19, 2012, on BBC 4
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Premise: The stories behind Shakespeare's greatest plays are explored by Shakespearean actors and directors.

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