It premiered Friday on PBS. Did You watch it?
If you did, please write me a review.
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I watched and was not impressed. I'm counting on the fact that the NYT said that future episodes are better than Ethan's.
It's airing tonight in my region. I've nothing against Hawke, but still, just from what I saw of him in the promo, I wasn't impressed.
I watched and did not think it wsa bad, but nothing that interesting. It did not really offer anything new. The second episode about 12th Night was more interesting, partially because I knew less about that play and they had some nice clips of a young Vanessa Redgrave.
I am only upset because PBS blurred that hot dancer's nude scene.
Chapter 3 and 4 dealt with Shakespeare's history plays: Richard II (Derek Jacobi) and Henry VI and V (Jeremy Irons). Shakespeare basically immortalized a set of minor, 14th and 15th century English kings.
Sir Derek Jacobi believes that "Shakespeare's plays" were actually written by Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford. He's not the first or last to propose that theory.
The Hawke segment is not great, but interesting enough to watch. The one on the Henry plays is very good, and Tom Hiddleston (woof!)
Most people get their English history from watching Shakespeare's plays.
Ehthan Hawke once farted next to me on a treadmill. It smelled like hot fries.
Poor Ethan didn't know that "murther" means "murder" in the original text...bless him.
Has Sir Derek has some work done on his face? A chemical peel maybe. It seemed taut, shiny, and red. For a 70-something year old, it looked pulled.
R8, I remember when you wrote about that on DL several years ago on DL. After that, I couldn't see him without thinking of that, including when I watched his Shakespeare episode. See what an effect DL postings have on people.