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Saturday, 26 November 2011

Prefaces To Shakespeare


David Tennant will be one of the hosts of Prefaces To Shakespeare, included in the BBC's Shakespeare season that is part of its range of programmes celebrating the London 2012 Festival and the Cultural Olympiad. In the words of the BBC Press Release:

"Hosted by some of our great actors including David Tennant, Derek Jacobi and Ethan Hawke, the Prefaces To Shakespeare will reveal the characters within and uncover the stories behind some of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.
It will unearth both the onstage drama and the backstage gossip of the golden age of British Theatre.
In the process it will reveal the life and career of Shakespeare in a totally new way and find out what the plays and their characters can mean to people today, revealing how they still have the power to shock, to make us laugh – and even to break our hearts.
A 116 Films and Blakeway Production for the BBC in association with WNET/Thirteen. "

Broadcast details are not yet known.

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