Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Amazon Prime Free Trial required. Sign up when you check out. Learn More
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Shakespeare Uncovered (Complete Set)

4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
List Price: CDN$ 36.99
Price: CDN$ 29.59 & FREE Shipping. Details
You Save: CDN$ 7.40 (20%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
Want it delivered Monday, October 27? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout.

Frequently Bought Together

Shakespeare Uncovered (Complete Set) + The Hollow Crown: The Complete Series
Price For Both: CDN$ 62.58

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Product Details

Product Description

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.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Customer Reviews

3 star
2 star
1 star
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
Most helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elegant, insightful, and fun May 6 2013
By Gayle Gibson TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The six films in this series are a touch uneven, but all are good, and Jeremy Irons on the Hollow Crown and Derek Jacobi on Richard II are wonderful beyond expectation. Joley Richardson's commentary on the comedies, with the help of her grandmother Vanessa is charming and presents points of view not often heard. The other three are just fine, and well worth the watching.
Each film uses clips from many different versions of the plays - Hamlet, Tempest, Macbeth, Henry IV and V, Richard II, As You Like It and Twelfth Knight, to illustrate different ways to approach and interpret the texts. I found it interesting to see that, though acting styles change, the best actors always pull us in to the world of their character. Every episode is a testament to Shakespeare's living genius. The best of writers and the best of actors - what more could anyone want?
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Behind the Shakespearean plays. July 2 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Good to see some background stories about Shakespearean productions. It is encouraging to see vast improvements in the portrayal of the plays. I also appreciate that theatres have made their plays available to those who are not able to attend in person.
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this! June 2 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is a fabulous collection. I am an English teacher and teacher librarian and I would heartily recommend this set to anyone who loves Shakespeare.
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for Shakespeare lover May 9 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
As a lover of the works of Shakespeare, this series gives wonderful insight in to the works and productions of the Bard.
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Alas, poor Derek Aug. 17 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Excellent! A joy to watch. The only false note is Sir Derek's attempt to sell his silly theory about the Earl of Oxford being the "true" author of the plays, a theory motivated in large part by pure snobbery.
Was this review helpful to you?
Want to see more reviews on this item?
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Look for similar items by category