The target audience of this series is pretty straightforward: fans of the Bard who want to gain a better understanding of his plays. The present DVD dissects 3 of his plays; 1 comedy (A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM), 1 history play (ANTHONY & CLEOPATRA) and 1 tragedy (KING LEAR). We get an actor's perspective of the plays from myriad talented thespians such as Christopher Plummer, Ian McKellen, Kim Cattrall, Joseph Fiennes and Hugh Bonneville. We also get the perspective of directors and professors of literature as well.
This series offers trenchant insight into the plays as well as historical nuances and allusions which most modern day spectators would not be apt to pick up on as some of these subtle aspects have been lost-in-time. Seeing the play through the eyes of the audience of the late 1500s and early 1600s is quite fascinating!
All in all, if you're a fan of William Shakespeare then this series is a MUST have!!