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Acting 5 Theatre 570: Scene Work in Pre-Modern Texts: Streaming Video

Finding what an actor might need to prepare to perform

Free Streaming video for Analysis

Examples of online, high-end, analyses.

The BBC and PBS created this wonderful series Shakespeare Uncovered. There are 12 episodes. Each one hosted by a well known actor or director and focusing on some aspect of Shakespeare's plays.

  • Episode 1 - Ethan Hawke looks at the Scottish Play
  • Episode 2 - Joely Richardson looks at the Comedies, especially the role of women in them
  • Episode 3 - Derek Jacobi explores Richard II
  • Episode 4 - Jeremy Irons covers Henry IV & Henry V
  • Episode 5 - David Tennant digs down into Hamlet
  • Episode 6 - Trevor Nunn explores The Tempest
  • Episode 7 - Morgan Freeman covers The Taming of the Shrew
  • Episode 8 - Joseph Fiennes examines Romeo and Juliet
  • Episode 9 - David Harewood delves into Othello
  • Episode 10 - Hugh Bonneville explores A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Episode 11 - Kim Cattrall looks at Antony and Cleopatra
  • Episode 12 - Christopher Plummer examines King Lear

They are all available in the databse Digital Theatre Plus

The National Theatre in London has produced a series of behind-the-scenes videos associated with their stage productions and put them up on their YouTube channel as well as on their own website, and itunes

The Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham has an hour long interview with Greg Doran, the Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The RSC routinely mounts 'trailers' from their productions as they near production date. Here are a selection.

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