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Shakespeare Uncovered

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Includes six films: Much Ado About Nothing (Helen Hunt); The Merchant of Venice (F. Murray Abraham); Measure for Measure (Romola Garai); Julius Caesar (Brian Cox); The Winter's Tale (Simon Russell Beale); Richard III (Antony Sher).
Starring
Helen HuntF. Murray AbrahamRomola Garai
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Much Ado About Nothing with Helen Hunt
    October 12, 2018
    54min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    This Italian tale about lovers is an exquisite comedy of comparison and contrast. Helen Hunt, who has played Beatrice twice, investigates this finely balanced play through the testimonies of other actors who have played the major roles.
  2. 2. The Merchant of Venice with F. Murray Abraham
    October 12, 2018
    54min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    F. Murray Abraham, who has played two great Jewish "villains," including Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, one of Shakespearean comedy's many "excluded" figures, explains the European anti-Semitism in Shakespeare's time.
  3. 3. Measure for Measure with Romola Garai
    October 19, 2018
    54min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Shakespeare shows us the brutal implications of high moral principles on both sides in this dark and complex comedy. Romola Garai examines this truly relevant tale of harassment and the abuse of male power.
  4. 4. Julius Caesar with Brian Cox
    October 19, 2018
    54min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Julius Caesar upholds Liberty against Tyranny. But what is tyranny? Presenter Brian Cox examines how this play challenges all political systems and all definitions of tyranny -- challenging us to wonder how well we even know ourselves.
  5. 5. The Winter's Tale with Simon Russell Beale
    October 26, 2018
    54min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Simon Russell Beale presents The Winter's Tale -- an intense psychological drama, driven by passion and obsession. In this play, Shakespeare pushes theatrical technique to its limits, and offers us an astonishing ending full of hope.
  6. 6. Richard III with Antony Sher
    October 26, 2018
    54min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Antony Sher's 1977 interpretation of the infamous villain Richard III defined the role for a generation. This is the story of how Shakespeare created both a loathsome and brilliant manipulator and a real man who speaks to every age.

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Directors
Bill O'Donnell
Supporting actors
Brian CoxSimon Russell Beale
Producers
Benjamin PhelpsFiona StourtonDavid HornJane BuckwalterStephen Segaller
Season year
2018
Network
PBS
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