Prefaces To Shakespeare

Date: 24.11.2011Last updated: 24.11.2011 at 10.13

Category: BBC Two; BBC Four; Factual

Hosted by some of our great actors including David Tennant, Derek Jacobi and Ethan Hawke, the Prefaces To Shakespeare will reveal the characters within and uncover the stories behind some of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.

It will unearth both the onstage drama and the backstage gossip of the golden age of British Theatre.

In the process it will reveal the life and career of Shakespeare in a totally new way and find out what the plays and their characters can mean to people today, revealing how they still have the power to shock, to make us laugh – and even to break our hearts.

A 116 Films and Blakeway Production for the BBC in association with WNET/Thirteen.

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