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26 April 1982 (USA) See more »
Ian McKellen, alone on stage, with no props or scenery, performs monologues from Shakespeare and discusses some of his plays. | Add synopsis »
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Ian McKellen ... Himself

Directed by
Kirk Browning 
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Ian McKellen  concept
William Shakespeare  plays

Produced by
Ricki Green .... segment producer
Andrew Susskind .... producer
David Susskind .... executive producer


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90 min


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Stunning!!!, 8 March 2003
Author: murphya

I just saw this it's just fantastic - a crime that it is not published. McKellen performs a wide range of characters (old, young, male, female) amazingly. He does a ten minute medley from Romeo and Juliet playing both parts, a scene between Hamlet, Polonious and the Player King, and a speech from the soon to be Richard the Third from Henry VI part III that makes your jaw drop.

This is nothing less than amazing

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