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Shakespeare Uncovered

Shakespeare Uncovered

Shakespeare Uncovered combines history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passions of its celebrated hosts Helen Hunt, F. Murray Abraham, Romola Garai, Brian Cox, Simon Russell Beale and Sir Antony Sher host the third season to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/fFe69O6kiKZWTXRwSxBfgA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Sir Antony Sher unveils the life of Shakespeare’s “Richard III,” comparing the historical king’s reputation with the play’s enduring portrait of ruthless ambition and vengeance. /episodes/get/86057 /episode/86057 “Richard III” with Sir Antony Sher /episode-player/86057

Learn about the historical figure behind Shakespeare’s “Richard III” with host Antony Sher

Air date:
Tue, 10/09/2018 - 02:15
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/X75zXe5B6w5kfmZgC1r_bQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Simon Russell Beale uncovers the romance and betrayals of “The Winter’s Tale” and shows that in this play Shakespeare offers something for which everyone longs: the ability to make amends for an irreversible mistake. /episodes/get/86056 /episode/86056 “The Winter’s Tale” with Simon Russell Beale /episode-player/86056

Uncover the romance and betrayals in “The Winter’s Tale” with host Simon Russell Beale.

Air date:
Tue, 10/09/2018 - 01:00
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Brian Cox explores "Julius Caesar," a play about a free republic's fall into corruption.

Air date:
Wed, 10/03/2018 - 07:37
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Untangle the controversies of “The Merchant of Venice” with host F. Murray Abraham.

Air date:
Thu, 09/27/2018 - 01:30
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Delve deeper into “Measure for Measure” with host Romola Garai.

Air date:
Thu, 09/27/2018 - 01:26
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Explore the history and themes in “Much Ado About Nothing” with host Helen Hunt.

Air date:
Mon, 09/24/2018 - 22:15
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