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This series combines history, biography, iconic performances, analysis, and the personal passion of its hosts to tell the story behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays.

TV Schedule

A Midsummer Night's Dream with Hugh Bonneville #201 [TV-PG]
Hugh Bonneville started his career as an understudy for Ralph Fiennes in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Open Air Theatre in London's Regent's Park. He revisits the theatre and catches up with Ralph to talk about why the play has enduring appeal.

  • KET Friday, January 30 at 10:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Saturday, January 31 at 2:00 am EST

King Lear with Christopher Plummer #202 [TV-PG]
Actor Christopher Plummer explores how King Lear might have been staged during Shakespeare's time. Acclaimed actors Sir Ian McKellen and Simon Russell Beale give their insight into playing the part of the troubled king.

  • KET2 Saturday, January 31 at 3:00 am EST
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