Anyone who has ever appreciated Shakespeare will find startling new insights in these nine intensive acting workshops. In an intimate, informal setting, the Royal Shakespeare Company's John Barton shares ideas with 21 world-renowned performers. Together they explore hidden direction in the verse, character motivations, and fresh approaches to classic speeches. Like other releases in the new Athena line, Playing Shakespeare comes packed with extras and provides an authoritative, entertaining experience for lifelong learning. Starring Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Ben Kingsley, David Suchet Special Features: 4 Disc Set Box Set Full Frame, 1.33 Audio: Dolby Digital, English Subtitles, English, SDH Additional Release Material: Documentary Additional Products: Booklet, 20-Page Viewers Guide Episodes, (9) Runtime: 456 Minutes.