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Shakespeare Uncovered: The Comedies With Joely Richardson

Airs Friday, February 1, 2013 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Shakespeare's Globe Theater, London, Britain, July 14, 2009.

In a unique series of six films debuting on PBS, SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED combines 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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Shakespeare Uncovered Playbills

View a series of playbills for SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED, featuring "Macbeth," The Comedies, "Richard II" and "The Tempest."

Each episode combines interviews with actors, directors and scholars, along with visits to key locations, clips from some of the most celebrated film and television adaptations, and illustrative excerpts from the plays specially staged for the series at Shakespeare's Globe in London.

"The Comedies With Joely Richardson" - In this episode, Joely Richardson investigates (with her mother Vanessa Redgrave) the legacy of these two brilliant cross-dressing comedies and the great comic and romantic heroines created by Shakespeare in two perennially popular plays, "As You Like It" and "Twelfth Night." The full episode is available for online viewing through Jan. 24, 2016.

UP NEXT:

"Richard II With Derek Jacobi" airs Friday, February 8 at 9 p.m.

"Henry IV & Henry V With Jeremy Irons" airs Friday, February 15 at 9 p.m.

"Hamlet With David Tennant" airs Friday, February 22 at 9 p.m.

"The Tempest With Trevor Nunn" airs Friday, March 1 at 9 p.m.

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Preview: Shakespeare Uncovered: The Comedies With Joely Richardson

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Above: All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. In this episode of SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED, Joely Richardson looks into a pair of cross-dressing comedies, with their missing twins, mistaken identities, and characters in disguise: Shakespeare’s "As You Like It" and "Twelfth Night."

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Shakespeare Uncovered Trailer

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Above: In a unique series of six films debuting on PBS, SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED combines 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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