What’s it like to play the great Shakespearean roles? This documentary film introduced a season of classic Shakespeare performances on More 4.
To Be Or Not To Be…In Shakespeare explores the human realities of taking on these iconic parts. Some of the nation’s most celebrated interpreters of Shakespeare, from Sir Ian McKellen to Juliet Stevenson, have been interviewed in a revealing exploration of the agonies and the ecstasies of playing the Bard. The result is an engaging insight into the greatest dramatic writer ever born by some of the people who have come to know his work best – the actors who have spent huge swathes of a lifetime playing his roles.
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