7.1/10
44
2 user

Simon Schama's Shakespeare 

Simon Schama explores the life and times of William Shakespeare to shed a new light on some of the greatest plays ever written.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2012  
2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Simon Schama ...  Self - Presenter 2 episodes, 2012
Harriet Walter 2 episodes, 2012
Peter De Jersey 2 episodes, 2012
Simon Russell Beale 2 episodes, 2012
Tobias Menzies 2 episodes, 2012
Andrew Scott 2 episodes, 2012
Learn more

More Like This 

Simon Schama's Power of Art (TV Series 2006)
Documentary | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

In each episode historian Simon Schama treats, in his own erudite, unconventional and somewhat socially engaged style, a work of art from a great master. He concentrates not just on the art... See full summary »

Stars: Simon Schama, Grégoire Bonnet, Allan Corduner
A History of Britain (2000–2002)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A comprehensive historical survey of the British Isles.

Stars: Simon Schama, Michael Kitchen, Samuel West
Blackout I (2012)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A council man becomes increasingly disillusioned over the years, but a heroic act gets him approval and becomes a front-runner for the mayor-ship of Manchester while trying to keep his own secrets buried.

Stars: Christopher Eccleston, Olivia Cooke, Dervla Kirwan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In ANTON CHEKHOV'S THE DUEL, escalating animosity between two men with opposing philosophies of life is played out against the backdrop of a decaying seaside resort along the Black Sea ... See full summary »

Director: Dover Koshashvili
Stars: Andrew Scott, Fiona Glascott, Tobias Menzies
My Life in Film (TV Series 2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Art is an independent film-maker with big ideas... sadly nobody will listen to these ideas, with the exception of his best friend Jones. The series follows Art as his overactive imagination... See full summary »

Stars: Kris Marshall, Andrew Scott, Alice Lowe
Little White Lie (TV Movie 2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Nicholas Renton
Stars: Andrew Scott, Anthony Morris, David Murray
Sea Wall (2012)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A man makes sense of his life, love, family and the possibility of faith whilst facing an emotional abyss.

Directors: Andrew Porter, Simon Stephens
Stars: Andrew Scott
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Once a successful artist, Hart is now a shadow of his former self, his world torn apart by loss. He is consumed by a haunting portrait of his deceased wife and spends every moment studying ... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Dark
Stars: Andrew Scott, Olivia Grant
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

National Theatre's live stage production of Noel Coward's 'Present Laughter'.

Director: Matthew Warchus
Stars: Nicole Agada, Kitty Archer, Enzo Cilenti
The Scapegoat (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Set in 1952, as England prepares for the coronation, this movie tells the story of two very different men who have one thing in common - a face.

Director: Charles Sturridge
Stars: Matthew Rhys, Eileen Atkins, Anton Lesser
Longitude (TV Movie 2000)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In two parallel stories, the clockmaker John Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea in the 18th Century and the horologist Rupert Gould becomes obsessed with restoring it in the 20th Century.

Director: Charles Sturridge
Stars: Jeremy Irons, Anna Chancellor, Emma Kay
Hamlet (TV Movie 2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.

Directors: Robert Icke, Rhodri Huw, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Andrew Scott, Juliet Stevenson, Jessica Brown Findlay
Edit

Storyline

Simon Schama explores the life and times of William Shakespeare to shed a new light on some of the greatest plays ever written.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

tv mini series | See All (1) »

Genres:

History

Certificate:

Not Rated

User Reviews

 
What was the plan here?
4 April 2016 | by hans_de_smedtSee all my reviews

Simon Schama who is clearly full of himself assembles a handful of actors who re-enact a couple of scenes, some philosophical mumbling, 15 minutes of hearing Simon reciting and then filling up the rest of the time with slow motion shots from a roasting pig, some people in a pub and a chain, YES, a chain! They should have done this as a home video, but not provide this to people who want to get to know Shakespeare. 50 minutes of my life I'll never ever get back.. I'm not saying this documentary should be filled with historic facts, but this seems like a total subjective project of a man who loves to hear himself talk. Better luck next time.


0 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Shakespeare och britterna See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed