Shakespeare Trilogy on the BBC


Thursday 14 June 2018


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The Donmar Warehouse's all-female Shakespeare Trilogy, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, will be available throughout the UK from Sunday 17 June as part of the BBC's Hear Her season.
Shakespeare Trilogy on the BBC

Image: Donmar Warehouse


The Donmar Warehouse's all-female Shakespeare Trilogy, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, is going to be available throughout the UK from Sunday 17 June as part of the BBC's Hear Her season.


Julius Caesar was first screened at the 2017 Edinburgh International Film Festival, where Screen Daily said 'it is exhilarating to see Shakespeare so tangibly alive on screen'.


It will now be broadcast on BBC Four at 9.50pm this coming Sunday.


Afterwards the entire Shakespeare Trilogy will be on the BBC's iPlayer for six months.


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Described by the Observer's Susannah Clapp as 'one of the most important theatrical events of the past 20 years', the Shakespeare Trilogy began in 2012 with an all-female production of Julius Caesar led by Dame Harriet Walter.


Henry IV  followed in 2014 and The Tempest completed the Trilogy in 2016.


All three productions feature a diverse company of women.


They have enthralled audiences in both London and New York, and have been shared with women and girls in prisons and schools across the UK.


The film versions were shot live in a specially built temporary theatre in King's Cross in 2016, and offer screen audiences unique access to these ground-breaking productions.  


If you want to explore more about the Shakespeare Trilogy, check-out this website where you'll find over 200 digital resources related to the productions including scene clips, insights into the production process and interviews with the artists behind the project.

Donmar warehouse's Shakespeare Trilogy on the BBC

Image: Donmar warehouse


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