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Shakespeare Uncovered (2013)

Ethan Hawke , Derek Jacobi  |  NR |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Ethan Hawke, Derek Jacobi, Jude Law, Tori Sparks, David Tennant
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: PBS
  • DVD Release Date: March 26, 2013
  • Run Time: 360 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00B1E6EAY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,991 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

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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52 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterful February 9, 2013
Format:DVD
This extremely well conceived series is not only rich in information, but extremely entertaining. Hosted by actors who have played the lead roles in the plays which they explore seem to be an a journey of discovery along with us. They take us to the new Globe Theatre in London as well as to some of the historical locations in the plays. Not only are the works and their sources uncovered, but Shakespeare the man and his times as well. Inspiring!
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150 of 191 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but could have been better March 6, 2013
By MACLEAR
Format:DVD
The concept and execution of this project is laudable. How fine it is to have Derek Jacobi, one of his generation's best actors, taking us through the political battles of Richard II. Jeremy Irons is equally adept at narrating the Henriad. But what were the producers thinking when they tapped Ethan Hawke to guide us through one of the Bard's greatest, darkest, most sublime plays is beyond me. He comes across as knowledgeable as that fine critic Opie Taylor - the only thing lacking is a "Gee Whillikers Pa". He asks a fellow expert what "Murther" could mean. When he is told the answer his eyes bug out "Really? Murder?" Was neither IanMcKellen or Patrick Stewart available? What about Rowan Atkinson? Another low point is when Jacobi stuffs his inane theory that Shakespeare did not author the plays down our throats. The Earl of Southampton did indeed write poetry under his own name and it is worse than mediocre - are we to believe he only wrote well when using Shakespeare as a front? Absurd. It has no business in this program, but one guesses Jacobi demanded to be able to make his wild speculations or he would not participate. I am second to none in my admiration for the man's acting prowess, but the cockamamie theory he advocates makes me wonder about his native intelligence. It is always wonderful to have Trevor Nunn as a guide through anything Shakespearean and he does a yeoman like job with "The Tempest". The program is good, but uneven.
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful, reverent, fascinating February 17, 2013
Format:DVD
These examinations of Shakespeare's plays are utterly fascinating, well-researched and moving. They include analysis of the works themselves, the historic context in which they were written, as well as examples of theatrical interpretations of the works. It is touching to hear and see the admiration that these actors, directors, scholars and others have for these plays. This set adds more credence to our reverence for this greatest of playwrights.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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This series covers some of the most important works of Shakespeare and you could see the research that went into the production. The presenters are familiar with the works and they brought unique and interesting perspectives to these works. It is great to have someone who understand Shakespeare to talk about Shakespeare instead of just some scratches on the surface. Would recommend this to anyone who want to have a closer look to Shakespeare's work.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for Shakespeare lovers February 16, 2013
Format:DVD
Absolutely wonderful program. My only wish is that they made more episodes and covered more of Shakespeare's plays. A must see for anyone even remotely interested in Shakespeare.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for beginners and officionados February 28, 2013
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The hosts are charming, the locales are beautiful, and there was plenty for even an expert in the plays to enjoy, e.g., learning more about actors who have played various characters.
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27 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating,Engaging & wonderful February 5, 2013
Format:DVD
I have only watched 3 out of the six so far & am throughly impressed.
Intelligent, articulate with wonderful presentation. Can't wait to watch the rest
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this! March 14, 2013
By CecilyK
Format:DVD
I caught 4 of these episodes on PBS when they aired and I enjoyed them all immensely. This is such a fun and in depth look at a few of the Bard's plays, including some really great behind the scenes info about recent productions of them. It's such a blast to see glimpses of so many different versions of each play as the host interviews scholars, actors, and directors about the text, the plot, and the meaning behind it all. Definitely worth your time, even if you're a only hobbyist (like me!).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The series is a great and entertaining resource
For those of us that have been intimidated by The Bard will find this series makes his works accessible. Read more
Published 11 hours ago by CARRN
1.0 out of 5 stars I love the Shakespeare portfolio
"Macbeth"; what a bone headed play.

I love the Shakespeare portfolio. "Love's Labours Lost", "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark", "The... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Raisuli the Magnificent
3.0 out of 5 stars but I found it boring and somewhat simplistic
The constant shots of Ethan Hawk walking, riding and moving through London didn't add anything for me. Read more
Published 7 days ago by scorpionmusic
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Amazing! The only thing wrong with this series, is that there's not more episodes!
Published 12 days ago by JD Lindman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun To Watch
Great Fun to watch. Includes a nice sampling of various performances of the play, which may be helpful for those who are just studying the play for the first time.
Published 12 days ago by Kate Y Alshamma
4.0 out of 5 stars Does he have the depth for Macbeth?
A very different approach to telling a story about and around the play "Macbeth." The young actor is a great pick for the journey of looking how to play Macbeth - even though there... Read more
Published 12 days ago by Robert F. Ripp
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great insight into Shakespeare it adds sense to some plays.
Published 14 days ago by Bob
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent teaching tool.
Published 14 days ago by Poe
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this series-- very interesting research and insight into the ...
Love this series-- very interesting research and insight into the historical background of each of the Shakespeare plays that they look into in each episode, but not too dry at... Read more
Published 17 days ago by Karen511
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Entertaining and interesting.
Published 25 days ago by Kevin D. Zuber
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