“Richard II” on Shakespeare Uncovered
The stories behind Shakespeare’s greatest plays are shared by modern Shakespearean actors and directors in the series Shakespeare Uncovered. Next up, Derek Jacobi will examine “Richard II,” including scenes from a new, upcoming PBS film of the play featuring Ben Whishaw and Patrick Stewart. Jeremy Irons will then lead a consideration of the sequential history plays “Henry IV” and “Henry V” -- again using clips from an upcoming PBS Great Performances version featuring Irons as Henry IV and Tom Hiddleston as Prince Hal/Henry V.
Watch Shakespeare Uncovered Friday, February 1 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS / WHTJ PBS.
Shakespeare Uncovered concludes on February 8, as David Tennant takes on “Hamlet,” with an assist from Whishaw and Simon Russell Beale, while director Trevor Nunn focuses on “The Tempest,” with Helen Mirren and Julie Taymor among the interviewees.
We are also pleased to share some local Shakespearean flavor and fun with Bard Bits - video shorts featuring Richmond Shakespeare exploring the language, history and characters of Shakespeare. Watch Now!