Shakespeare Uncovered combines history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passions of its celebrated hosts – Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson, and David Tennant – to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.
Joseph Fiennes has a unique perspective on Romeo and Juliet.
Kim Cattrall explores the real character of the great Queen of Egypt, and travels to Rome.
David Harewood analyzes the great villan Iago and how he manipulates Othello.
Morgan Freeman explores the “battle-of-the-sexes” in one of Shakespeare’s first plays.
Christopher Plummer uncovers playing one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragic roles.
Hugh Bonneville talks with actor Ralph Fiennes about A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Director Trevor Nunn takes you through the otherworldly and supernatural The Tempest.
David Tennant meets fellow actors who’ve taken on Hamlet and compares notes.
Jeremy Irons researches Shakespeare’s history plays: Henry IV & V.
Derek Jacobi looks at Richard II: the story of a king who loses his crown.
Joely Richardson looks into Shakespeare’s As You Like It and Twelfth Night.
Ethan Hawke takes you along as he researches the part of Shakespeare’s murderous Macbeth.