Shakespeare Uncovered, Season 3HDClosed Captioning
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Includes six films: Much Ado About Nothing (Helen Hunt); The Merchant of Venice (F. Murray Abraham); Measure for Measure(Romola Garai); Julius Caesar (Brian Cox); The Winter’s Tale(Simon Russell Beale); Richard III (Antony Sher).
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMuch Ado About Nothing with Helen Hunt||This Italian tale about lovers is an exquisite comedy of comparison and contrast. Helen Hunt, who has played Beatrice twice, investigates this finely-balanced play through the testimonies of other actors who have played the major roles.||54:09||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Merchant of Venice with F. Murray Abraham||F. Murray Abraham, who has played two great Jewish "villains," including Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, one of Shakespearean comedy's many "excluded" figures, explains the European anti-Semitism in Shakespeare's time.||54:09||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMeasure for Measure with Romola Garai||Shakespeare shows us the brutal implications of high moral principles on both sides in this dark and complex comedy. Romola Garai examines this truly relevant tale of harassment and the abuse of male power.||54:10||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoJulius Caesar with Brian Cox||Julius Caesar upholds Liberty against Tyranny. But what is tyranny? Presenter Brian Cox examines how this play challenges all political systems and all definitions of tyranny -- challenging us to wonder how well we even know ourselves.||54:09||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Winter's Tale with Simon Russell Beale||Simon Russell Beale presents The Winter’s Tale -- an intense psychological drama, driven by passion and obsession. In this play, Shakespeare pushes theatrical technique to its limits, and offers us an astonishing ending full of hope.||54:09||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoRichard III with Antony Sher||Antony Sher’s 1977 interpretation of the infamous villain Richard III defined the role for a generation. This is the story of how Shakespeare created both a loathsome and brilliant manipulator and a real man who speaks to every age.||54:09||$2.99||View in iTunes|