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Anatomy of a Scene

It's Shakespeare like your High School English teacher never taught you. See Shakespeare's world illustrated in Death & Dying in Hamlet & Macbeth, Shakespeare's Game of the Hollow Crown and Shakespeare's Enchanted Forest.

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Hamlet

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. See the film adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2008 stage production of Hamlet, staring David Tennant as the prince who could not make up his mind and Patrick Stewart as the usurping king.

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Macbeth

Thunder and lightning. Enter three witches. And so begins Macbeth, the Scottish play. See the 2011 Peabody winning performance, starring Patrick Stewart as the tyrannical general and Kate Fleetwood as his coldly scheming wife.

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King Lear

Who is it that can tell me who I am? See Trevor Nunn's film adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2007 stage production of King Lear, staring Ian McKellen as the king who divides his kingdom among his daughters and loses his mind.

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Julius Caesar

Beware the ides of March. Hear the 1938 Mercury Theatre radio production of Julius Caesar from Orson Welles. On the stage, Welles set the play in Fascist Italy. On the radio, he asked listeners to think of the day's headlines, to think of the rise of dictators in Europe.

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