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'Shakespeare Uncovered' looks to the stars to explore the Bard
'Shakespeare Uncovered' looks to the stars to explore the Bard

In the never-ending effort to make Shakespeare "relevant" and "accessible," it never hurts to enlist celebrities for the hard sell. "Shakespeare Uncovered," a six-part documentary series that begins airing Friday on PBS, boasts an abundance of famous faces. The series is hosted by the likes of Jeremy Irons, Ethan Hawke and Joely Richardson, and features interviews with Helen Mirren, Jude Law and Vanessa Redgrave, who is Richardson's mother. The series contemplates a handful of Shakespeare's plays, visiting stage productions past and present, as well as several filmed adaptations. On the first installment (airing in Los Angeles at 9 p.m. Friday...

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