The second season of Shakespeare Uncovered begins on January 30th. The Folger has been asked to work with WNET THIRTEEN to create support material for teachers and their students. I’ve been lucky to have seen the series already and want to share some of the highlights with you.
- Hugh Bonneville and Ralph Fiennes on Performing Shakespeare
- Clips from Peter Brook’s “game changing” production of MND in 1970
- Hugh Bonneville on Shakespeare’s Poetic Forms
- Christopher Plummer on the Different Versions of King Lear
Some of the Learning Media Resources have already been posted. Each resource takes clips from the episode and includes Teaching Tips, Discussion Questions, Handouts, and the appropriate Standards. Take a look at these:
- Puck explores the character of Puck (also know as Robin Goodfellow) and his role in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
- Lear and Cordelia explores the conflict and resolution between father and daughter in King Lear.
- The King and the Fool introduces the Fool and explodes his unique relationship with King Lear.
- …and more to come.
Just as PBS did with Season 1, all episodes will be streamed for free and available on DVD. I encourage you to watch them. Here is the schedule for Season 2:
- January 30
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream hosted by Hugh Bonneville
- King Lear hosted by Christopher Plummer
- February 6
- The Taming of the Shrew with Morgan Freeman
- Othello with David Harewood
- February 13
- Antony & Cleopatra with Kim Cattrall
- Romeo and Juliet with Joseph Fiennes