Shakespeare Theater on WUCF

Posted: Feb. 4th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Jeremy Irons

A six-part show about William Shakespeare has earned its self a spot on PBS. In one of the episodes The Orlando Shakespeare Theater will help uncover and shape who William Shakespeare was as a human, novel writer, and play writer. Does miss this once in a lifetime chance to uncover Shakespeare.

William Shakespeare is getting a showcase on the PBS stage, and Orlando Shakespeare Theater  will help explain the timeless appeal of the Bard of Avon.

The six-part “Shakespeare Uncovered” premieres at 9 p.m. Friday and starts with Ethan Hawke looking at “Macbeth.” At 10 p.m. Friday, Joely Richardson and her mom, Vanessa Redgrave, consider the comedies “Twelfth Night” and “As You Like It.”

The programs continue the next two Fridays. On Feb. 1, Derek Jacobi examines “Richard II,” and Jeremy Irons studies the history plays. On Feb. 8, David Tennant talks to fellow actors who’ve played Hamlet, and director Trevor Nunn explores “The Tempest.”

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