Shakespeare Uncovered

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  • TV-14
Behind every Shakespeare play is a story. Shakespeare Uncovered portrays the Bard as an impresario who, four centuries ago, defined show business in his day-drawing on historical sources, stealing and adapting ideas, bringing back popular characters,... read more
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Behind every Shakespeare play is a story. Shakespeare Uncovered portrays the Bard as an impresario who, four centuries ago, defined show business in his day-drawing on historical sources, stealing and adapting ideas, bringing back popular characters, writing prequels, and developing dramatic ideas from the politics of the day. In each episode, a major Shakespearean actor or director explores and reveals the extraordinary world and works of William Shakespeare and the still-potent impact they have today.

Original Release

01/25/2012 on PBS

US Release

01/25/2012

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Cast

# Title Air Date
1 Much Ado About Nothing with Helen Hunt Friday, 12 October 2018
2 The Merchant of Venice with F. Murray Abraham Friday, 12 October 2018
3 Measure for Measure With Romola Garai Friday, 19 October 2018
4 Julius Caesar Thursday, 18 October 2018
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Directors

Janice Sutherland

Cast

Julia Stiles Self
Ian McKellen Self
Harriet Walter Self
Simon Russell Beale Self
Vanessa Redgrave Self
Sean Connery Macbeth
Mel Gibson Hamlet
David Tennant Hamlet / Self - Host
Laurence Olivier Hamlet
Laurence Olivier Henry V
Laurence Olivier King Lear
Tori Sparks Lady Macbeth
Mary Doherty Emilia
Adrian Goldsworthy Self (historian & author)
Tom Lawrence Horatio
Gwen Adshead Self - Forensic Psychiatrist
Jerry Brotton Self (Professor, Queen Mary, University of London)
Laurie Macguire Self (Professor, Magdelen College, Oxford)
Tanya Pollard Self - Theatre Historian
Gail Kern Paster Self (Director Emerita, Folger Shakespeare Library)

Producers

Editors

Julian Hart

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