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Shakespeare Uncovered

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Shakespeare Uncovered combines history, biography, iconic performances, 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
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  1. 1. Macbeth with Ethan Hawke
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    January 25, 2013
    53min
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    Ethan Hawke invites viewers to join him in his quest to play Shakespeare's murderous Thane of Cawdor by uncovering the true story that served as inspiration, immersing himself in some of the most memorable and innovative productions and discovering Shakespeare's extraordinary insights into the criminal mind.
  2. 2. The Comedies with Joely Richardson
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    January 25, 2013
    52min
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    Joely Richardson investigates (with her mother Vanessa Redgrave) the legacy of these two brilliant cross-dressing comedies and the great comic and romantic heroines created by Shakespeare in two perennially popular plays.
  3. 3. Richard II with Derek Jacobi
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    February 1, 2013
    52min
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    In returning to the role of a deposed monarch whose crown is taken from him, Derek Jacobi takes a 360-degree view of this great political thriller whose title character he played more than 30 years ago.
  4. 4. Henry IV & Henry V with Jeremy Irons
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    February 1, 2013
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    Join Jeremy Irons as he uncovers the enduring appeal of Shakespeare's "history plays."
  5. 5. Hamlet with David Tennant
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    February 8, 2013
    52min
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    Meet with David Tennant and fellow Hamlets who compare notes on the challenge of playing the iconic role.
  6. 6. The Tempest with Trevor Nunn
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    February 8, 2013
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    Travel with director Trevor Nunn through the magical, mysterious world of the Bard's last complete play.

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Tim Pollard
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2013
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great accessible introduction (and more) to Shakespeare's plays.
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