US customers can now purchase David Tennant's episode of Shakespeare Uncovered to keep on Amazon Instant Video from Amazon.com. David presented an hour long special on Hamlet as part of the recent six-part PBS series in which a number of notable Shakespearean actors and directors explored the question of why Shakespeare is still regarded as the greatest playwright ever.
About the series
In a unique series of six films, Shakespeare Uncovered combines history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passions of its celebrated hosts— Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson, and David Tennant — to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.
Produced by Blakeway Productions, 116 Films and THIRTEEN in association with Shakespeare’s Globe, each episode explores and reveals the extraordinary world and works of William Shakespeare and the still-potent impact they have today. The films combine interviews with actors, directors and scholars, along with visits to key locations, clips from some of the most celebrated film and television adaptations, and illustrative excerpts from the plays staged specially for the series at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.
Each program’s host has deep personal experience with Shakespeare’s work and relates not only the stories of the plays themselves, but also the stories of how they came to be written, how they have been performed, and how they have survived over 400 years.
Hamlet with David Tennant
To be, or not to be: that is the question. David Tennant meets fellow actors who’ve taken on Hamlet and compares notes on how to play a character that’s been played, probably, a million different ways.
An acclaimed Hamlet in a recent Royal Shakespeare Company production, Tennant looks into the text about the doomed Danish Prince alongside the actors Jude Law, Simon Russell Beale and Ben Whishaw. This is a play made of historical sources and religious wars, existential questions, the meaning of life and death, and the idea that ghosts are real and speak.
Tennant also finds that many actors who’ve played Hamlet share a common experience: deeply and profoundly personal, life changing.
The episode, along with the other five in the series are available to download now
The download can be streamed instantly and saved to two locations. This service is available only to residents of the USA.