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The Tempest with Trevor Nunn (Episode #106H)

KQED World: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

Trevor Nunn, the legendary director who has directed 30 of Shakespeare's 37 plays and is determined to complete them all before he retires, takes viewers through the magical and mysterious world created in Shakespeare's last complete play. He considers The Tempest Shakespeare's farewell from the stage and relates the play to the playwright's family life. Among the enthusiastic students of the play who contribute ideas about the role of Prospero is the Archbishop of Canterbury, along with Helen Mirren and director Julie Taymor, who collaborated on the most recent film adaptation - with Mirren playing a female Prospera.

Hamlet with David Tennant (Episode #105)

KQED World: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

An acclaimed Hamlet himself in the RSC's recent hit production (and another recent Great Performances production), David Tennant meets with fellow Hamlets, including superstar Jude Law, comparing notes on the titanic challenge of playing the most iconic of all roles. He also tries, alongside Simon Russell Beale and Ben Whishaw, to master the meaning of the play and the reason why it is considered the greatest of Shakespeare's works.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Henry IV & Henry V with Jeremy Irons (Episode #104)

KQED World: Sat, Feb 16, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

Jeremy Irons (who stars as Henry IV in the Great Performances film adaptation) uncovers the enduring appeal of Shakespeare's "history plays," from the facts of English history to the father-son drama that Shakespeare created. He discloses what Shakespeare's sources were - and how he distorted them. He invites the viewer behind the scenes at the filming of some of the most important sequences in the new Great Performances adaptations of both plays, starring Irons, with Tom Hiddleston as Prince Hal.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 17, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

The Tempest with Trevor Nunn (Episode #106H)

KQED Life: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

Trevor Nunn, the legendary director who has directed 30 of Shakespeare's 37 plays and is determined to complete them all before he retires, takes viewers through the magical and mysterious world created in Shakespeare's last complete play. He considers The Tempest Shakespeare's farewell from the stage and relates the play to the playwright's family life. Among the enthusiastic students of the play who contribute ideas about the role of Prospero is the Archbishop of Canterbury, along with Helen Mirren and director Julie Taymor, who collaborated on the most recent film adaptation - with Mirren playing a female Prospera.

Hamlet with David Tennant (Episode #105)

KQED Life: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

An acclaimed Hamlet himself in the RSC's recent hit production (and another recent Great Performances production), David Tennant meets with fellow Hamlets, including superstar Jude Law, comparing notes on the titanic challenge of playing the most iconic of all roles. He also tries, alongside Simon Russell Beale and Ben Whishaw, to master the meaning of the play and the reason why it is considered the greatest of Shakespeare's works.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

The Tempest with Trevor Nunn (Episode #106H)

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 9:00 PM

Trevor Nunn, the legendary director who has directed 30 of Shakespeare's 37 plays and is determined to complete them all before he retires, takes viewers through the magical and mysterious world created in Shakespeare's last complete play. He considers The Tempest Shakespeare's farewell from the stage and relates the play to the playwright's family life. Among the enthusiastic students of the play who contribute ideas about the role of Prospero is the Archbishop of Canterbury, along with Helen Mirren and director Julie Taymor, who collaborated on the most recent film adaptation - with Mirren playing a female Prospera.

Hamlet with David Tennant (Episode #105)

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

An acclaimed Hamlet himself in the RSC's recent hit production (and another recent Great Performances production), David Tennant meets with fellow Hamlets, including superstar Jude Law, comparing notes on the titanic challenge of playing the most iconic of all roles. He also tries, alongside Simon Russell Beale and Ben Whishaw, to master the meaning of the play and the reason why it is considered the greatest of Shakespeare's works.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

The Tempest with Trevor Nunn (Episode #106H)

KQED 9: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Trevor Nunn, the legendary director who has directed 30 of Shakespeare's 37 plays and is determined to complete them all before he retires, takes viewers through the magical and mysterious world created in Shakespeare's last complete play. He considers The Tempest Shakespeare's farewell from the stage and relates the play to the playwright's family life. Among the enthusiastic students of the play who contribute ideas about the role of Prospero is the Archbishop of Canterbury, along with Helen Mirren and director Julie Taymor, who collaborated on the most recent film adaptation - with Mirren playing a female Prospera.

Hamlet with David Tennant (Episode #105)

KQED 9: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

An acclaimed Hamlet himself in the RSC's recent hit production (and another recent Great Performances production), David Tennant meets with fellow Hamlets, including superstar Jude Law, comparing notes on the titanic challenge of playing the most iconic of all roles. He also tries, alongside Simon Russell Beale and Ben Whishaw, to master the meaning of the play and the reason why it is considered the greatest of Shakespeare's works.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Henry IV & Henry V with Jeremy Irons (Episode #104)

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

Jeremy Irons (who stars as Henry IV in the Great Performances film adaptation) uncovers the enduring appeal of Shakespeare's "history plays," from the facts of English history to the father-son drama that Shakespeare created. He discloses what Shakespeare's sources were - and how he distorted them. He invites the viewer behind the scenes at the filming of some of the most important sequences in the new Great Performances adaptations of both plays, starring Irons, with Tom Hiddleston as Prince Hal.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 17, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Richard II with Derek Jacobi (Episode #103)

KQED World: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Derek Jacobi returns to a role he played 30 years ago, coaches actors at the Globe in aspects of the play, reveals why it could have cost Shakespeare his life - and shares some of the extraordinary modern political parallels within the play that still resonate as dictators are deposed. Also featured are notable excerpts from the Great Performances film adaptation starring Ben Whishaw and Patrick Stewart.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Henry IV & Henry V with Jeremy Irons (Episode #104)

KQED Life: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

Jeremy Irons (who stars as Henry IV in the Great Performances film adaptation) uncovers the enduring appeal of Shakespeare's "history plays," from the facts of English history to the father-son drama that Shakespeare created. He discloses what Shakespeare's sources were - and how he distorted them. He invites the viewer behind the scenes at the filming of some of the most important sequences in the new Great Performances adaptations of both plays, starring Irons, with Tom Hiddleston as Prince Hal.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 17, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Richard II with Derek Jacobi (Episode #103)

KQED World: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

Derek Jacobi returns to a role he played 30 years ago, coaches actors at the Globe in aspects of the play, reveals why it could have cost Shakespeare his life - and shares some of the extraordinary modern political parallels within the play that still resonate as dictators are deposed. Also featured are notable excerpts from the Great Performances film adaptation starring Ben Whishaw and Patrick Stewart.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

Henry IV & Henry V with Jeremy Irons (Episode #104)

KQED Life: Mon, Feb 4, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

Jeremy Irons (who stars as Henry IV in the Great Performances film adaptation) uncovers the enduring appeal of Shakespeare's "history plays," from the facts of English history to the father-son drama that Shakespeare created. He discloses what Shakespeare's sources were - and how he distorted them. He invites the viewer behind the scenes at the filming of some of the most important sequences in the new Great Performances adaptations of both plays, starring Irons, with Tom Hiddleston as Prince Hal.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 17, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Richard II with Derek Jacobi (Episode #103)

KQED Life: Mon, Feb 4, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Derek Jacobi returns to a role he played 30 years ago, coaches actors at the Globe in aspects of the play, reveals why it could have cost Shakespeare his life - and shares some of the extraordinary modern political parallels within the play that still resonate as dictators are deposed. Also featured are notable excerpts from the Great Performances film adaptation starring Ben Whishaw and Patrick Stewart.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

Henry IV & Henry V with Jeremy Irons (Episode #104)

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 9:00 PM

Jeremy Irons (who stars as Henry IV in the Great Performances film adaptation) uncovers the enduring appeal of Shakespeare's "history plays," from the facts of English history to the father-son drama that Shakespeare created. He discloses what Shakespeare's sources were - and how he distorted them. He invites the viewer behind the scenes at the filming of some of the most important sequences in the new Great Performances adaptations of both plays, starring Irons, with Tom Hiddleston as Prince Hal.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 17, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Richard II with Derek Jacobi (Episode #103)

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

Derek Jacobi returns to a role he played 30 years ago, coaches actors at the Globe in aspects of the play, reveals why it could have cost Shakespeare his life - and shares some of the extraordinary modern political parallels within the play that still resonate as dictators are deposed. Also featured are notable excerpts from the Great Performances film adaptation starring Ben Whishaw and Patrick Stewart.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

Henry IV & Henry V with Jeremy Irons (Episode #104)

KQED 9: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Jeremy Irons (who stars as Henry IV in the Great Performances film adaptation) uncovers the enduring appeal of Shakespeare's "history plays," from the facts of English history to the father-son drama that Shakespeare created. He discloses what Shakespeare's sources were - and how he distorted them. He invites the viewer behind the scenes at the filming of some of the most important sequences in the new Great Performances adaptations of both plays, starring Irons, with Tom Hiddleston as Prince Hal.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 17, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Richard II with Derek Jacobi (Episode #103)

KQED 9: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Derek Jacobi returns to a role he played 30 years ago, coaches actors at the Globe in aspects of the play, reveals why it could have cost Shakespeare his life - and shares some of the extraordinary modern political parallels within the play that still resonate as dictators are deposed. Also featured are notable excerpts from the Great Performances film adaptation starring Ben Whishaw and Patrick Stewart.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

The Comedies with Joely Richardson (Episode #102H)

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

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.

Macbeth with Ethan Hawke (Episode #101)

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Ethan Hawke invites viewers to join him in his quest to play Shakespeare's murderous Thane of Cawdor by uncovering the true story that served as inspiration, immersing himself in some of the most memorable and innovative productions and discovering Shakespeare's extraordinary insights into the criminal mind.

The Comedies with Joely Richardson (Episode #102H)

KQED Life: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Macbeth with Ethan Hawke (Episode #101)

KQED Life: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

Ethan Hawke invites viewers to join him in his quest to play Shakespeare's murderous Thane of Cawdor by uncovering the true story that served as inspiration, immersing himself in some of the most memorable and innovative productions and discovering Shakespeare's extraordinary insights into the criminal mind.

The Comedies with Joely Richardson (Episode #102H)

KQED World: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 12:00 AM
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