Six Shakespearean actors and directors go in search of the greatest dramatist who ever lived by revealing the stories behind and the wonders within some of his greatest plays
Joely Richardson on Shakespeare's Women
1/6 Joely Richardson looks at William Shakespeare's early career and his roles for women.
Ethan Hawke on Macbeth
2/6 Ethan Hawke looks at the greatest productions as he uncovers the story behind Macbeth.
Derek Jacobi on Richard II
3/6 Derek Jacobi looks at Richard II and reveals why it could have cost Shakespeare his life.
Trevor Nunn on The Tempest
4/6 Director Trevor Nunn looks at the magical world created in Shakespeare's The Tempest.
Jeremy Irons on the Henrys
5/6 Jeremy Irons uncovers the extraordinary appeal of Shakespeare's History Plays.
David Tennant on Hamlet
6/6 David Tennant meets other actors who have played Hamlet, from David Warner to Jude Law.