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Shakespeare Uncovered

S1 Ep5: Hamlet with David Tennant

Video duration: 52:30Expires: 12/14/15Video has closed captioning.

To be, or not to be: that is the question. David Tennant meets fellow actors who’ve taken on Hamlet and compares notes on how to play a character that's been played, probably, a million different ways.

Episodes of Shakespeare Uncovered6

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Shakespeare Uncovered

S2 Ep5: Antony and Cleopatra with Kim Cattrall

Kim Cattrall explores the real character of the great Queen of Egypt, and travels to Rome.

53:05

S2 Ep5: Antony and Cleopatra with Kim Cattrall

53:05

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Shakespeare Uncovered

S2 Ep6: Romeo and Juliet with Joseph Fiennes

Joseph Fiennes has a unique perspective on Romeo and Juliet.

53:05

S2 Ep6: Romeo and Juliet with Joseph Fiennes

53:05

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Shakespeare Uncovered

S2 Ep3: The Taming of the Shrew with Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman explores the “battle-of-the-sexes” in one of Shakespeare’s first plays.

53:04

S2 Ep3: The Taming of the Shrew with Morgan Freeman

53:04

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Shakespeare Uncovered

S2 Ep4: Othello with David Harewood

David Harewood analyzes the great villan Iago and how he manipulates Othello.

53:05

S2 Ep4: Othello with David Harewood

53:05

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Video thumbnail: Shakespeare Uncovered S2 Ep5: The Lovers Untangled

Shakespeare Uncovered

S2 Ep5: The Lovers Untangled

An animation explaining the love quadrangle between Hermia, Lysander, Demetrius & Helena.

2:14

S2 Ep5: The Lovers Untangled

2:14

Video thumbnail: Shakespeare Uncovered S2 Ep6: Joseph Fiennes on Romeo and Juliet's Famous Balcony

Shakespeare Uncovered

S2 Ep6: Joseph Fiennes on Romeo and Juliet's Famous Balcony

Joseph Fiennes on Romeo and Juliet's famous balcony scene.

2:55

S2 Ep6: Joseph Fiennes on Romeo and Juliet's Famous Balcony

2:55

Video thumbnail: Shakespeare Uncovered S2 Ep6: Joseph Fiennes Visits a Class on Iambic Pentameter

Shakespeare Uncovered

S2 Ep6: Joseph Fiennes Visits a Class on Iambic Pentameter

Joseph Fiennes listens in on a Shakespeare class on Iambic Pentameter.

3:20

S2 Ep6: Joseph Fiennes Visits a Class on Iambic Pentameter

3:20

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S2 Ep3: Morgan Freeman Discusses Shakespeares take on the Sh

Morgan Freeman discusses the role of the Shrew in Shakespeare's play.

2:43

S2 Ep3: Morgan Freeman Discusses Shakespeares take on the Sh

2:43

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Shakespeare Uncovered

S2 Ep4: David Harewood on the Racial Prejudice in Othello

David Harewood on the Racial Prejudice in Othello.

1:41

S2 Ep4: David Harewood on the Racial Prejudice in Othello

1:41

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Shakespeare Uncovered

S2 Ep4: David Harewood on White Actors Playing Othello

David Harewood discusses Larry Olivier's performance as Othello.

2:07

S2 Ep4: David Harewood on White Actors Playing Othello

2:07

Video thumbnail: Shakespeare Uncovered S2 Ep5: Kim Cattrall Discusses Playing Cleopatra's Character

Shakespeare Uncovered

S2 Ep5: Kim Cattrall Discusses Playing Cleopatra's Character

Kim Cattrall meets with Globe actors to discusses playing Cleopatra's Character.

3:22

S2 Ep5: Kim Cattrall Discusses Playing Cleopatra's Character

3:22

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Shakespeare Uncovered

S2 Ep5: Kim Cattrall on Shakespeare's Performance Space

Kim Cattrall visits a copy of a space where Shakespeare was thought to host performances.

2:46

S2 Ep5: Kim Cattrall on Shakespeare's Performance Space

2:46

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Previews of Shakespeare Uncovered14

Video thumbnail: Shakespeare Uncovered S2 Ep5: Anthony & Cleopatra with Kim Cattrall | Preview

Shakespeare Uncovered

S2 Ep5: Anthony & Cleopatra with Kim Cattrall | Preview

Kim Cattrall travels to Rome to find out more about the historical Cleopatra.

0:34

S2 Ep5: Anthony & Cleopatra with Kim Cattrall | Preview

0:34

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Shakespeare Uncovered

S2 Ep6: Romeo and Juliet with Joseph Fiennes | Preview

Joseph Fiennes examines why Romeo & Juliet is the most-performed of all Shakespeare plays.

0:34

S2 Ep6: Romeo and Juliet with Joseph Fiennes | Preview

0:34

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Shakespeare Uncovered

S2 Ep3: The Taming of the Shrew with Morgan Freeman | Previe

Morgan Freeman explores the "battle-of-the-sexes" in one of Shakespeare’s first plays.

0:35

S2 Ep3: The Taming of the Shrew with Morgan Freeman | Previe

0:35

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Shakespeare Uncovered

S2 Ep4: Othello with David Harewood | Preview

David Harewood analyzes the great villan Iago and how he manipulates Othello.

0:34

S2 Ep4: Othello with David Harewood | Preview

0:34

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