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Six episodes combine history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis and the personal passion of its celebrated 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.
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PBSShakespeare Uncovered (Complete Set) DVD
 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

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5.0

Very Insightful

By Tracy Swedlow

from San Francisco

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Comments about PBS Shakespeare Uncovered (Complete Set) DVD:

My knowledge grew with every episode especially the ones with Trevor Nunn, David Tennant and Jeremy Irons. The one with Trevor Nunn was incredibly moving, though I had an insight about the meaning of this play and who the characters are that he did not in addition to his own. I appreciate the very textured "360" approach overall. Could be a great interactive TV or iPad app! Really marvellous work everybody. Thank you to those who supported this work financially. I am/we are forever grateful. -- Tracy

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Useful, interesting Shakespeare

By Portia

from Southern California

Comments about PBS Shakespeare Uncovered (Complete Set) DVD:

The discussions are interesting, and illustrated with scenes from the plays.The comments are well done by actors who have done the pays. They show what is going on and why in the plays. Especially good are Dereck Jacobi and Jeremy Irons. Very good for classrooms or home viewing.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great show

By outlook

from canada

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Comments about PBS Shakespeare Uncovered (Complete Set) DVD:

Really enjoyed how this program explains the various shakespeare plays and makes them much more understandable to any modern audience. its lots of brainy cultured fun.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Wonderful Insights

By Forlily

from El Paso, TX

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Comments about PBS Shakespeare Uncovered (Complete Set) DVD:

This series provides superb insight into many of Shakespeare's major plays and their productions. I could have done without the aside by Derek Jacobi and some of Ethan Hawke's comments. But otherwise these episodes provide wonderful analyses.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome, Awesome

By Lisa the English Teacher

from Linden, Michigan

Comments about PBS Shakespeare Uncovered (Complete Set) DVD:

This really brings Shakespeare to life and adds dimension to the plays it discusses. I really love the episodes and think this will help my students gain insight and interest in the plays we are reading!

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