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SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED: The Taming Of The Shrew With Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman sets out to understand how and why "The Taming of the Shrew," one of the Bard’s first works, was written.
Courtesy of Don Holtz
Morgan Freeman sets out to understand how and why "The Taming of the Shrew," one of the Bard’s first works, was written.

Airs Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

Season two of SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED features six episodes combining history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis and the personal passion of its celebrated hosts — Hugh Bonneville, Christopher Plummer, Morgan Freeman, David Harewood, Kim Cattrall and Joseph Fiennes — to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.

Morgan Freeman and Tracey Ullman discussing "The Taming of the Shrew," one of the Bard's first works.
Courtesy of Don Holtz
Morgan Freeman and Tracey Ullman discussing "The Taming of the Shrew," one of the Bard's first works.

"The Taming Of The Shrew With Morgan Freeman" - In 1990, Morgan Freeman famously starred in a Wild West version of "The Taming of the Shrew" for Shakespeare in the Park in New York. Freeman sets out to understand how and why the play, one of the Bard’s first works, was written.

Interviews include Tracey Ullman, Sinead Cusack and Julia Stiles.

Video clips and past episodes from this series are available for online viewing. SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED is on Facebook, and you can follow @shakespearepbs on Twitter.

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