Ethan Hawke invites viewers on his quest to play Shakespeare's murderous Thane of Cawdor by researching the true... 00:31
Joely Richardson investigates (with her mother Vanessa Redgrave) the legacy of these two brilliant cross-dressing... 00:32
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Series Description: This series combines history, biography, iconic performance, analysis and the personal passion of its hosts -- Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek jacobi, Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson and David Tennant -- to tell the story behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays. Each episode combines interviews with actors, directors and scholars, along with visits to key locations, clips from some of the most celebrated film and television adaptations and illustrative excerpts from the plays especially staged for the series at Shakespeare's Globe in London.
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These episodes of Shakespeare Uncovered aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.
- Romeo & Juliet with Joseph Fiennes (#206)
- Hamlet with David Tennant (#105)
- Antony & Cleopatra with Kim Cattrall (#205)
- Henry IV & Henry V with Jeremy Irons (#104)
- Othello with David Harewood (#204)
- Richard II with Derek Jacobi (#103)
- The Taming of the Shrew with Morgan Freeman (#203)
- Macbeth with Ethan Hawke (#101)
- King Lear with Christopher Plummer (#202)
- A Midsummer Night's Dream with Hugh Bonneville (#201)