Shakespeare Uncovered Poster

Air Date: June 19th, 2012

Series Summary
Six actors and directors tell the stories behind Shakespeare's greatest plays.

Rating: TVPG

Genres: History


  • Season 2 - Episode 6 : Romeo & Juliet With Joseph Fiennes Feb 13, 2015

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    Joe Fiennes considers why "Romeo and Juliet" remains the most adapted and performed of all of Shakespeare's works; interviews include Orlando Bloom, Condola Rashad and Stephen Sondheim.

  • Season 2 - Episode 5 : Antony & Cleopatra With Kim Cattrall Feb 13, 2015

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    Kim Cattrall searches for the truth behind Shakespeare's middle-aged love story and examines inspirations for the play in Rome; with Janet Suzman, Harriet Walter and Vanessa Redgrave.

  • Season 2 - Episode 4 : Othello With David Harewood Feb 6, 2015

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    David Harewood unravels the issues of prejudice and jealousy embedded in "Othello"; Adrian Lester portrays Othello at the National Theatre in London; interviews include Simon Russell Beale, Ian McKellen, Julia Stiles and Patrick Stewart.

  • Season 2 - Episode 3 : The Taming of the Shrew With Morgan Freeman Feb 6, 2015

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    Morgan Freeman is determined to understand why Shakespeare wrote "The Taming of the Shrew"; interviews include Tracey Ullman, Sinead Cusack and Julia Stiles.

  • Season 2 - Episode 2 Jan 30, 2015

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    Christopher Plummer explores how "King Lear" may have been staged during Shakespeare's time; actors Ian McKellen and Simon Russell Beale discuss playing the role of King Lear.