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Shakespeare uncovered. Series 2 : the stories behind the Bard's greatest plays

Author: Morgan FreemanJoseph FiennesDavid HarewoodHugh BonnevilleKim CattrallAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : Thirteen/WNET, [Alexandria, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, ©2014 ©2015.
Series: Shakespeare uncovered, Series 2
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : WidescreenView all editions and formats
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Six celebrated hosts to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays, revealing not just the elements in the play, but the history of the play itself. What sparked the creation of each of these works? Where did Shakespeare get his plots, and what cultural, political and religious factors influenced his writing? Why has this body of work endured so thoroughly? What, in the end, makes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs
Biographical television programs
Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Morgan Freeman; Joseph Fiennes; David Harewood; Hugh Bonneville; Kim Cattrall; Christopher Plummer; Richard Denton; Nicola Stockley; Blakeway Productions,; 116 Films (Firm),; Thirteen Productions,; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); Sky Arts.; Globe Theatre (London, England : 1996- ); PBS Distribution (Firm),
ISBN: 9781627892377 1627892370 9786315798856 6315798853
OCLC Number: 898498272
Language Note: English (stereo.) dialogue; English SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing).
Notes: Title from container.
Originally broadcast as single episodes of a television program.
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Joseph Fiennes, David Harewood, Hugh Bonneville, Kim Cattrall, Christopher Plummer.
Target Audience: Rating: TVPG.
Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 6 hr.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen version.
Contents: Taming of the shrew / Morgan Freeman --
Romeo and Juliet / Joseph Fiennes --
Othello / David Harewood --
A midsummer night's dream / Hugh Bonneville --
Antony and Cleopatra / Kim Cattrall --
King Lear / Christopher Plummer.
Series Title: Shakespeare uncovered, Series 2
Other Titles: Shakespeare Uncovered (Television program)
Shakespeare uncovered.
Responsibility: produced by Blakeway Productions, 116 Films and Thirteen Productions LLC for WNET in association with PBS, Sky Arts and Shakespeare's Globe ; series producers Richard Denton and Nicola Stockley.
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Six celebrated hosts to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays, revealing not just the elements in the play, but the history of the play itself. What sparked the creation of each of these works? Where did Shakespeare get his plots, and what cultural, political and religious factors influenced his writing? Why has this body of work endured so thoroughly? What, in the end, makes Shakespeare so great?

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