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Shakespeare Uncovered 

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Various actors discuss Shakespeare plays. Each episode is presented by one actor and, in most cases, the actor discusses one play. However, some episodes cover more than one play. For ... See full summary »
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Jade Anouka ...  Juliet / ... 4 episodes, 2012-2015
Harriet Walter ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2012-2015
Simon Russell Beale ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2015
Vanessa Redgrave ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2012-2015
Ian McKellen ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2015
Julia Stiles ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2015
Patrick Stewart ...  Herself / ... 5 episodes, 2012-2015
Jonathan Bate Jonathan Bate ...  Himself (Professor, Worcester College, Oxford) / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Kim Cattrall ...  Herself 1 episode, 2015
David Harewood ...  Himself 1 episode, 2015
Adrian Lester ...  Himself 1 episode, 2015
Janet Suzman ...  Herself 1 episode, 2015
Michael Benz ...  Ferdinand 1 episode, 2012
Ethan Hawke ...  Himself 1 episode, 2012
Tom Hiddleston ...  Henry V / ... 1 episode, 2012
Derek Jacobi ...  Himself / ... 1 episode, 2012
Jude Law ...  Himself 1 episode, 2012
Tom Lawrence ...  Horatio 1 episode, 2012
Helen Mirren ...  Herself 1 episode, 2012
Trevor Nunn ...  Himself 1 episode, 2012
Joely Richardson ...  Herself 1 episode, 2012
Tori Sparks Tori Sparks ...  Lady Macbeth 1 episode, 2012
David Tennant ...  Hamlet / ... 1 episode, 2012
David Warner ...  Himself 1 episode, 2012
Gwen Adshead Gwen Adshead ...  Herself - Forensic Psychiatrist 1 episode, 2015
Orlando Bloom ...  Himself 1 episode, 2015
Hugh Bonneville ...  Himself 1 episode, 2015
Jerry Brotton Jerry Brotton ...  Himself (Professor, Queen Mary, University of London) 1 episode, 2015
Alastair Campbell ...  Himself 1 episode, 2015
Sinéad Cusack ...  Herself 1 episode, 2015
Mary Doherty Mary Doherty ...  Emilia 1 episode, 2015
Dominic Dromgoole Dominic Dromgoole ...  Himself 1 episode, 2015
Joseph Fiennes ...  Himself 1 episode, 2015
Ralph Fiennes ...  Himself 1 episode, 2015
Morgan Freeman ...  Himself 1 episode, 2015
Adrian Goldsworthy Adrian Goldsworthy ...  Himself (historian & author) 1 episode, 2015
Michael Grandage ...  Himself 1 episode, 2015
Stephen Greenblatt Stephen Greenblatt ...  Professor - Harvard Univeristy 1 episode, 2015
Alan Howard ...  Oberon (archival) / ... 1 episode, 2015
Richard Johnson ...  Marc Antony (archival) 1 episode, 2015
John Kane ...  Puck (archival) 1 episode, 2015
Jeremy Kemp ...  Cornwall (archival) 1 episode, 2015
Jane Lapotaire ...  Cleopatra (archival) 1 episode, 2015
Laurie Macguire Laurie Macguire ...  Herself (Professor, Magdelen College, Oxford) 1 episode, 2015
Jonathan Miller Jonathan Miller ...  Himself 1 episode, 2015
Natasha Parry ...  Cordelia (archival) 1 episode, 2015
Gail Kern Paster Gail Kern Paster ...  Herself (Director Emerita, Folger Shakespeare Library) 1 episode, 2015
Christopher Plummer ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2012-2015
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Various actors discuss Shakespeare plays. Each episode is presented by one actor and, in most cases, the actor discusses one play. However, some episodes cover more than one play. For example, all three "Henry plays" are presented together.

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USA | UK

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English

Release Date:

25 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sezon na Szekspira See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Great For Those Interested In The Writer and His Stories
3 June 2013 | by FFourSee all my reviews

I found this entire mini-series, documentary good for those already familiar with Shakespeare. However, if someone was to watch this series without some fluency with the writings of William Shakespeare, it might not be very intriguing. It does not express the full plays, but gets more into the writer, and historical influences that went into his productions. All of the commentators/narrators did a very fine job, but none as well as Jeremy Irons. But then, I am prejudiced to find him to be a magnificent actor and documentary narrator due to his other great performances/narrations. Shakespeare's writings have influenced much of todays stories, and this is clearly shown through this series.


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