Acting Shakespeare

On Stage (1977-1990)

"McKellen offers a dazzling mixture of anecdote, analysis and impersonation."

Programme

Script

Interview

Video Clip

Stream Full Video

 

Performances:

ACTING SHAKESPEARE 28 August 1977
St. Cecilia's Hall
Edinburgh

ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Belfast) 11 November 1977
Arts Theatre
Belfast

ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Ipswich) 23 April 1978
Wolsey Theatre
Ipswich

ACTING SHAKESPEARE (British Council Scandinavian Tour) 03 March 1980
Scandinavia
Copenhagen, Oslo, Bergen, Karlstad, Gothenburg, Stockholm

ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Globe Benefit) 26 April 1981
Broadhurst Theatre
New York

ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Second Stage Benefit) 04 October 1981
Broadhurst Theatre
New York

ACTING SHAKESPEARE (1982 tour) 18 April 1982
Tour
Spain, France, Cyprus, Israel, Poland, Romania: Amherst College, USA.

ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Washington DC) 22 April 1982
Folger Theatre
Washington, DC

ACTING SHAKESPEARE (British Council 1983 Tour) 24 January 1983
Europe and Israel
Lisbon, Madrid, Nicosia, Haifa, Tel Aviv, Rehovot, Jerusalem

ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Warsaw) 16 May 1983
Ateneum Theatre
Warsaw

ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Paris) 04 November 1983
Petit Odeon / Odeon Theatre
Paris

ACTING SHAKESPEARE (US 1983) 05 December 1983
Westwood Playhouse (LA); Ritz (NYC)
Los Angeles; New York

ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Oxford) 22 January 1984
Oxford Playhouse
Oxford

ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Canada) 13 August 1984
Canada
Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto

ACTING SHAKESPEARE (London 1986) 31 August 1986
Olivier Theatre
London

ACTING SHAKESPEARE (US 1987) 03 February 1987
USA Tour
San Francisco, Washington DC, Princeton, LA, Baltimore, Cleveland, San Diego, Boston

ACTING SHAKESPEARE (London 1987) 11 December 1987
Playhouse Theatre
London

ACTING SHAKESPEARE (UK 1988) 20 March 1988
UK
Bristol, Nottingham, Birmingham, Dublin, Belfast, Leicester, Wakefield, Edinburgh, Manchester, Sussex, Cardiff, London

ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Wilmington) 16 April 1988
Delaware Theatre
Wilmington, Delaware

ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Jersey) 18 February 1990
Opera House
Jersey, Channel Islands

 

On Television (1982)

"A must-see for Bard watchers."

In commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Folger Shakespeare Library, the IBM Corporation presented over the Public Broadcasting System, a ninety-minute videotape of "Ian McKellen Acting Shakespeare"
Recorded in front of a live audience at
CBS Television studio 41, 530 W 57th St, New York, NY on
3-4 November 1981
Transmitted:
26 April 1982

TV Recording Programme (PDF)

Brief notice in TV Guide

On DVD (2010)

Now on DVD