Shakespeare Uncovered, Series 2 DVD

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Shakespeare Uncovered: The Stories Behind the Bard's Greatest Play, Series 2 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 ... More
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Shakespeare Uncovered: The Stories Behind the Bard's Greatest Play, Series 2

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.

Includes Six Films…
Taming of the Shrew, with Morgan Freeman
Romeo and Juliet, with Joseph Fiennes
Othello, with David Harewood
A Midsummer Night's Dream, with Hugh Bonneville
Antony and Cleopatra, with Kim Cattrall
King Lear, with Christopher Plummer

Producer: WNET/BBC
Production Year: 2014
Discs: 2
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

6 Reviews
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Hebbers
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
11/12/21
Purchased For High School English Teacher
Review by Hebbers on 11/12/21 review stating Purchased For High School English Teacher
I purchased this for my sons high school English teachers. With teachers in Oklahoma facing horrible financial sets backs I wanted to do anything that might show my gratitude to this teachers who in my childs eye is an inspiration. If this one little token of appreciation helps a student understand Shakespeare in her classroom then I am happy.
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CARL
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
07/17/21
excellent
Review by CARL on 07/17/21 review stating excellent
excellent
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A F.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
This series is very well put together
Review by A F. on 07/17/20 review stating This series is very well put together
This series is very interesting with some little known facts about the plays and Shqakespeare.This from an English literature major. I saw one episode on PBS and had to have the series. I was not disappointed
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Noname
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
The same
Review by Noname on 07/17/20 review stating The same
The same as Series 1, Great!
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Fern P.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Receipt of items was very slow
Review by Fern P. on 07/17/20 review stating Receipt of items was very slow
Shakespeare Uncovered is a wonderful review of his plays with such interesting comments and insights.,


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