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Shakespeare Uncovered

Series Summary
The personal passion of hosts Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson and David Tennant help relay the stories behind some of William Shakespeare's greatest plays. Each episode combines interviews with actors, directors and scholars, as well as visits to important locations, clips from film and television adaptations and excerpts from plays staged at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. Works referenced include "Macbeth," "Richard II," "Hamlet" and "The Tempest."

Air Dates: 2012 - 2013

Genres: History

Network: BBC4

  • Henry IV & Henry V With Jeremy Irons Feb 1, 2013

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    With Jeremy Irons.

  • Season 1, Ep. 6 : Hamlet With David Tennant Jul 17, 2012

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    Actor David Tennant tries to unravel the meaning of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and why it is considered by many to be the greatest play Shakespeare ever wrote.

  • Season 1, Ep. 4 : The Tempest With Trevor Nunn Jul 3, 2012

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    Director Trevor Nunn looks at the mysterious world created in Shakespeare's last complete play, "The Tempest."

  • Season 1, Ep. 3 : Richard II With Derek Jacobi Jun 30, 2012

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    Derek Jacobi looks at "Richard II" and returns to a role he played 30 years ago.

  • Season 1, Ep. 2 : Macbeth With Ethan Hawke Jun 26, 2012

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    Ethan Hawke uncovers the true story behind the murderous Thane of Cawdor.

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