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Shakespeare Uncovered

Shakespeare Uncovered

This series combines history, biography, iconic performance, analysis and the personal passion of its 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 especially staged for the series at Shakespeare's Globe in London.

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/fFe69O6kiKZWTXRwSxBfgA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Sir Antony Sher unveils the life of Shakespeare’s “Richard III,” comparing the historical king’s reputation with the play’s enduring portrait of ruthless ambition and vengeance. /episodes/get/86057 /episode/86057 “Richard III” with Sir Antony Sher /episode-player/86057

Learn about the historical figure behind Shakespeare’s “Richard III” with host Antony Sher

Air date:
Tue, 10/09/2018 - 02:15
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/X75zXe5B6w5kfmZgC1r_bQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Simon Russell Beale uncovers the romance and betrayals of “The Winter’s Tale” and shows that in this play Shakespeare offers something for which everyone longs: the ability to make amends for an irreversible mistake. /episodes/get/86056 /episode/86056 “The Winter’s Tale” with Simon Russell Beale /episode-player/86056

Uncover the romance and betrayals in “The Winter’s Tale” with host Simon Russell Beale.

Air date:
Tue, 10/09/2018 - 01:00
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Brian Cox explores "Julius Caesar," a play about a free republic's fall into corruption.

Air date:
Wed, 10/03/2018 - 07:37
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Untangle the controversies of “The Merchant of Venice” with host F. Murray Abraham.

Air date:
Thu, 09/27/2018 - 01:30
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Delve deeper into “Measure for Measure” with host Romola Garai.

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Thu, 09/27/2018 - 01:26
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Explore the history and themes in “Much Ado About Nothing” with host Helen Hunt.

Air date:
Mon, 09/24/2018 - 22:15
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