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Shakespeare Uncovered

Romeo and Juliet with Joseph Fiennes

Season 2 Episode 6 | 53m 5s

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Fiennes has a unique perspective on Romeo and Juliet. He played Shakespeare – both writing and performing as Romeo – in the film Shakespeare in Love. Now he wants to examine why it remains the most-performed of all Shakespeare plays.

Aired: 02/13/15 | Expires: 02/13/24 | Rating: TV-PG

This project is made possible through the generosity of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Howard and Abby Milstein Foundation - lead foundation sponsor with major funding from Rosalind P. Walter, The Polonsky Foundation, Virginia and Dana Randt, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, and PBS.

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Which Play Captures Your Love Life?

Whether romance, comedy or tragedy, the works of Shakespeare are timeless when it comes to human relationships. Many stories of love unrequited, love postponed and even love lost still resonate. Which play hits the nail on the head for your romantic life?

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