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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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Directed by
Kirk Browning 
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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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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
FABULOUS!!!, 7 September 2002
Author: georgigems from United States

I saw this on Broadway when he did it live and it was breathtaking! Words cannot describe how wonderful he was and the array of characters he portrayed were like a "who's who" from Shakespeare. Then when it came to TV as a special I watched it every time it was on. That was before I had a VCR so I could not tape it. I have been looking for YEARS for this to come out on video. No luck.. Just to see him do the "Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow" speech from Macbeth is worth any price. Sir Ian, you are the best!

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