Shakespeare Uncovered

  • 2013
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

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

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Shakespeare Uncovered
Shakespeare Uncovered combines history, biography, iconic performances, analysis and the personal passion of its hosts -- Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, D (more…)
Shakespeare Uncovered
Shakespeare Uncovered combines history, biography, iconic performances, analysis and the personal passion of its hosts -- Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, D (more…)
Shakespeare Uncovered
Shakespeare Uncovered combines history, biography, iconic performances, analysis and the personal passion of its hosts -- Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, D (more…)
Shakespeare Uncovered
Shakespeare Uncovered combines history, biography, iconic performances, analysis and the personal passion of its hosts -- Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, D (more…)
Shakespeare Uncovered
The new season investigates A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, and The Taming of the Shrew.
Shakespeare Uncovered
The new season investigates A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, and The Taming of the Shrew.
Shakespeare Uncovered Trailer
00:37 — Behind every Shakespeare play is a story. Shakespeare Uncovered portrays the Bard as an impresario who, four centuries ago, defined show business in h (more…)
Jeremy Irons on Shakespeare Uncovered
01:30 — Jeremy Irons talks about 'Shakespeare Uncovered' and the power of Shakespeare.
Hamlet with David Tennant
00:30 — An acclaimed Hamlet in the Royal Shakespeare Company s hit production (also a recent Great Performances production), David Tennant meets fellow actors (more…)
Education | Playing in the Globe - Henry IV
03:10 — A look at a production of Henry IV as it would have been performed at the Globe.
Education | The History Behind the Globe
01:17 — A discussion of how the Globe was first built and a glimpse into what performances might have looked like.
Henry IV & V with Jeremy Irons
52:31 — 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 (more…)
Education | Superior to Men?
00:40 — One scholar's description of Shakespeare's portrayal of the heroines in his comedies.
Richard II with Derek Jacobi
00:30 — In returning to the role of a deposed monarch whose crown is taken from him, Derek Jacobi takes a 360-degree view of this great political thriller who (more…)
Education | Shakespeare’s Biography
04:44 — A brief biography of Shakespeare s life.
Trailer: Shakespeare Uncovered
03:34 — Shakespeare Uncovered combines history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passions of its celebrated hosts Ethan Hawke, (more…)
Education | A Play is Called a Play for a Reason
00:57 — Author Germaine Greer and Joely Richardson talk about how a thoughtful audience, in the act of pretending that what they see on stage is real, encount (more…)
The Tempest with Trevor Nunn
52:32 — Hell is empty and all the devils are here. Trevor Nunn, acclaimed director of 30 of Shakespeare s 37 plays, takes you through the otherworldly and sup (more…)
Education | Introduction to Rosalind
02:17 — An overview of Rosalind's role in the plot of As You Like It and a description of her character.
Education | Witchcraft in Shakespeare's Time
02:04 — A discussion of the impact and meaning of the witches in Macbeth.
Education | Exploring the Dagger Scene
03:44 — Ethan Hawke seeks help from a fellow actor to gain a deep understanding of Macbeth's 'Dagger' speech.
Education | The Big Question: 'To Be or Not to Be?'
03:45 — An introduction to Hamlet's Soliloquy from Act III, Scene i and an exploration of some of the big questions the character poses in this speech.
Hamlet with David Tennant
52:30 — To be, or not to be: that is the question. David Tennant meets fellow actors who ve taken on Hamlet and compares notes on how to play a character that (more…)
Education | The Language of Trauma
02:10 — A forensic psychiatrist explains how the manner and style of one's speech reflects extreme or traumatic experiences.
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  • Premiered: January 25, 2013
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: The stories behind Shakespeare's greatest plays are explored by Shakespearean actors and directors. (more)

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