Shakespeare Uncovered

Shakespeare Uncovered catch up

Season 2
53:00

Season 2, Episode 1 - The Taming Of The Shrew With Morgan Freeman

4.0 4 x
Morgan Freeman discusses William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew with Tracey Ullman, Sinead Cusack and Julia Stiles.
Season 1
53:00

Season 1, Episode 6 - Hamlet

3.0 8 x
David Tennant, whose RSC portrayal of Hamlet was a huge hit, meets other actors who have played the role. He also attempts to unravel the meaning of the play and why it is considered the greatest play Shakespeare ever wrote.
53:00

Season 1, Episode 5 - Henry Iv And Henry V

4.0 2 x
Jeremy Irons uncovers the appeal of Shakespeare's 'History Plays' - Henry IV and Henry V. He unravels the differences between the truth and the drama that Shakespeare creates.
51:00

Season 1, Episode 3 - Richard Ii

3.0 1 x
Derek Jacobi revisits the role of Richard II which he played in 1978 for the BBC. He reveals why it might have cost Shakespeare his life, and shares some of the political parallels within the play that still resonate today.
55:00

Season 1, Episode 1 - Twelfth Night And As You Like It

4.0 22 x
Six Shakespearean actors and directors research the revered dramatist and reveal the stories behind and the wonders within some of his greatest plays. This week Joely Richardson investigates Twelfth Night and As You Like It.
Season 3
58:00

Season 3, Episode 6 - Richard Iii With Antony Sher

4.0 9 x
Shakespeare's Richard III is one of the most infamous villains of all time - and one of the most relished. Sher explains how Shakespeare created both a loathsome and brilliant manipulator, as well as a real man.
Season 2
57:00

Season 2, Episode 6 - King Lear With Christopher Plummer

3.0 10 x
Christopher Plummer discusses William Shakespeare's King Lear with Jonathan Miller, Ian McKellen and Simmon Russell Beale.
56:00

Season 2, Episode 5 - Othello With David Harewood

4.5 19 x
David Harewood discusses William Shakespeare's Othello with Adrian Lester, Simon Russell Beale, Ian McKellen, Julia Stiles and Patrick Stewart.
Season 1
52:00

Season 1, Episode 4 - The Tempest

3.0 25 x
Legendary director Trevor Nunn, (who has directed 30 of Shakespeare's 37 plays and is determined to complete them all), takes us through the magical and mysterious world created in The Tempest, Shakespeare's last complete play.
Season 3
54:00

Season 3, Episode 4 - Julius Caesar With Brian Cox

3.0 14 x
Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is a play that upholds liberty against tyranny. But what is tyranny? And who decides? Shakespeare doesn't make it simple.
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