Shakespeare Uncovered

Henry IV & V with Jeremy Irons

Preview: Season 1 Episode 4 | 30s

Jeremy Irons uncovers the enduring appeal of Shakespeare’s most iconic “history plays,” from the true English history embedded into the works to the father-son drama that Shakespeare created. In disclosing Shakespeare’s sources – and steps the playwright took to distort them – Irons uncovers the historical truths behind the story and how they inspired some of Shakespeare’s most famous monologues.

Aired: 02/01/13

Rating: NR

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