Julia Stiles

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Othello with David Harewood


In 1997, David Harewood was the first black actor to play Othello on stage at the National Theatre in London. In this episode, he unravels the complex issues of prejudice and jealousy that are threaded throughout the play and returns to the National to meet the most recent actor to take on the role at the theatre, Adrian Lester. Interviews include Simon Russell Beale, Ian McKellen, Julia Stiles and Sir Patrick Stewart.

 

 

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The Taming of the Shrew with Morgan Freeman


In 1990, Morgan Freeman famously starred in a “Wild West” version of The Taming of the Shrew for Shakespeare in the Park in New York. Freeman sets out to understand how and why the play, one of the Bard’s first works, was written. Interviews include Tracey Ullman, Sinead Cusack and Julia Stiles.