Shakespeare uncovered. Series 2

Published 2015
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Behind every Shakespeare play is a story. Shakespeare Uncovered portrays the Bard as an impresario who, four centuries ago, defined show business in his day-drawing on historical sources, stealing and adapting ideas, bringing back popular characters, writing prequels, and developing dramatic ideas from the politics of the day. In each episode, a major Shakespearean actor or director explores and reveals the extraordinary world and works of William Shakespeare and the still-potent impact they have today. The presenters have spent their lives with Shakespeare s work and relate not only to the stories of the plays themselves, but also how they came to be written, how they have been performed, and how they have survived over 400 years.

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[United States] : PBS Distribution, c2015.
2 videodiscs (ca. 360 hr.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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Shakespeare uncovered. Series two [DVD]
Originally broadcast as single episodes of a television program.
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Presenters: Morgan Freeman, Joseph Fiennes, David Harewood, Hugh Bonneville, Kim Cattrall.
DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen; stereo.
For private home use only.
English SDH subtitles.
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King Lear
The taming of the shrew
Antony and Cleopatra
Romeo and Juliet.
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