Shakespeare Uncovered


David Tennant and Jude Law discuss "Hamlet". Photo courtesy of Alex Brenner.

Six episodes combine history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis and the personal passion of its celebrated hosts — Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson and David Tennant — to tell the story behind the stories of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. Each episode combines interviews with actors, directors and scholars, along with visits to key locations, clips from some of the most celebrated film and television adaptations, and illustrative excerpts from the plays specially staged for the series at Shakespeare's Globe in London.


Richard II With Derek Jacobi

Richard II With Derek Jacobi

Shakespeare Uncovered

Derek Jacobi examines "Richard II."

60 min.

Henry IV & Henry V With Jeremy Irons

Henry IV & Henry V With Jeremy Irons

Shakespeare Uncovered

60 min.

Hamlet With David Tennant

Hamlet With David Tennant

Shakespeare Uncovered

"Hamlet" is examined by David Tennant.

60 min.

The Comedies With Joely Richardson

The Comedies With Joely Richardson

Shakespeare Uncovered

The comedies "Twelfth Night" and "As You Like It."

60 min.

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