Shakespeare

The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare’s History Plays

Crew Biographies

Pippa Harris – Executive Producer Pippa Harris established Neal Street Productions in 2003, alongside Sam Mendes and Caro Newling, and runs the company’s Film and TV division. Since the formation of Neal Street Productions, Pippa has produced Starter for Ten (2006) starring James MacAvoy and Rebecca Hall, Stuart A Life Backwards (2007) for the BBC/HBO […]

The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare’s History Plays

Cast Biographies

Cast Biographies: The Kings Ben Whishaw – Richard II Ben Whishaw trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating spring 2003. After graduation, he appeared in Enduring Love, a film adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel directed by Roger Michel, and Layer Cake, a feature directed by Matthew Vaughan. In 2003, he starred in the […]

Gp at the Met: The Tempest

Simon Keenlyside in “The Tempest”

A performance by Simon Keenlyside from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” by English composer Thomas Adès. “Great Performances at the Met: The Tempest” airs Sunday, March 17 at 12 pm on PBS (check local listings).

Gp at the Met: The Tempest

Isabel Leonard and Alek Shrader in “The Tempest”

A performance by Isabel Leonard and Alek Shrader from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” by English composer Thomas Adès. Great Performances at the Met: The Tempest airs Sunday, March 17 at 12 pm on PBS (check local listings).

Gp at the Met: The Tempest

About the Opera

British composer Thomas Adès conducts the Met premiere of his contemporary masterpieceThe Tempest, an English-language opera based on Shakespeare’s final play. The Met’s fantastical new production by Robert Lepage airs on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, March 17 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). In New York, THIRTEEN will premiere the opera […]

GP at the Met: Otello

“Già Nella Notte Densa”

Renée Fleming and Johan Botha perform “Già Nella Notte Densa” from Verdi’s Otello.

GP at the Met: Otello

About the Opera

Verdi’s Shakespearean tragedy Otello starring Johan Botha in the title role and Renée Fleming as Otello’s innocent wife, Desdemona, airs on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, February 24 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). In New York, THIRTEEN will premiere the opera on Thursday, February 21 at 8:30 p.m., with an encore […]

GP at the Met: The Enchanted Island

Danielle de Niese in “The Enchanted Island”

Danielle de Niese as Ariel in “The Enchanted Island.” GP at the Met: The Enchanted Island airs on Friday, May 18 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). In New York, THIRTEEN will air the program at the same time with an encore presentation Sunday, May 20 at 12:30 p.m.

GP at the Met: The Enchanted Island

Joyce DiDonato in The Enchanted Island

Joyce DiDonato as Sycorax in “The Enchanted Island.” GP at the Met: The Enchanted Island airs on Friday, May 18 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). In New York, THIRTEEN will air the program at the same time with an encore presentation Sunday, May 20 at 12:30 p.m.

GP at the Met: The Enchanted Island

David Daniels in The Enchanted Island

David Daniels performs as Prospero in the Metropolitan Opera’s production. GP at the Met: The Enchanted Island airs on Friday, May 18 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). In New York, THIRTEEN will air the program at the same time with an encore presentation Sunday, May 20 at 12:30 p.m.