A compilation of rare performances from the archives of the Tony Awards, produced as PBS specials. Contains scenes from Hamlet by William Shakespeare (performed by Kevin Kline) and As you like it by William Shakespeare (performed by Morgan Freeman).
1965 story of the friendship between a bohemian, boisterous Sir John Falstaff and the young Prince of Wales in medieval England. Dramatizes the betrayal of that friendship and Falstaff’s disillusionment when the Prince becomes King of England.
Orion Pictures ; Renaissance Films PLC, in association with the BBC and Curzon Film Distributors Ltd. ; adapted for the screen by Kenneth Branagh ; produced by Bruce Sharman ; directed by Kenneth Branagh.
This program features excerpts from four Royal Shakespeare Company productions: King Lear, Coriolanus, Twelfth night, and A midsummer night’s dream. Each segment of the program includes key scenes from the play intertwined with interviews and explanations of the play by actors and directors.
Join a troupe of actors in various stages of rehearsal, presenting some of the bard's most poignant speeches that have earned their illustrious place in the history of theater, and in all of literature.