Shakespeare Uncovered – Season 3
Wednesdays at 9pm on CET Arts
Shakespeare Uncovered combines history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passions of its celebrated hosts Helen Hunt, F. Murray Abraham, Romola Garai, Brian Cox, Simon Russell Beale and Sir Antony Sher host the third season to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.
Much Ado About Nothing with Helen Hunt
Wednesday, February 6, at 9pm on CET Arts
Helen Hunt explores this exquisite comedy of comparison and contrast that Shakespeare set in Italy.
The Merchant of Venice with F. Murray Abraham
Wednesday, February 13, at 9pm on CET Arts
Comparing Shylock to the stock Jewish villain of the day, the episode looks at the efforts over the years to interpret him as both villain and victim.
Measure for Measure with Romola Garai
Wednesday, February 20, at 9pm on CET Arts
Romola Garai takes an astonishingly timely look at sexual morality, hypocrisy and harassment.
Julius Caesar with Brian Cox
Wednesday, February 27, at 9pm on CET Arts
Brian Cox explores how Julius Caesar challenges us to think about what values we want to live by.
The Winter’s Tale with Simon Russell Beale
Wednesday, March 6, at 8pm on CET Arts
The Winter’s Tale, one of Shakespeare’s late romances, is a play driven by passion and obsession.
Richard III with Antony Sher
Wednesday, March 6, at 9pm on CET Arts
Antony Sher explores how Shakespeare created one of the most infamous villains of all time.