“Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits” is a unique collaboration with WNED PBS and made possible by Cullen Foundation and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

 

 

In Act II of ‘As You Like It,’ Jaques (an exiled nobleman played by Norm Sham), delivers one of Shakespeare’s most famous monologues, “All the world’s a stage…”

 

 

 

Melinda Capeles as Puck performs the epilogue from A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Buffalo Zoo’s Zoomagination: A Festival of Lanterns and Lights!

 

 

 

In Act I of ‘Richard III,’ Lady Anne (played by Gabriella McKinley), mourns the death of her husband Edward.

 

 

 

Hamlet’s Act III monologue (performed by Lisa Ludwig) is one of the most widely known speeches in Shakespeare’s canon. Here, Hamlet ponders the pros and cons of life and death.

 

 

 

Rolando Gomez delivers a passionate and heartfelt performance of “If Music be the Food of Love…” as Duke Orsino in the world renowned Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo, New York.

 

 

 

Peter Palmisano performs the meditative farewell “Our Revels Now are Ended” from the Bard’s final play, The Tempest, set against the gorgeous Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens.

 

 

 

Kristen Tripp Kelley offers a fresh interpretation of “What a Piece of Work is Man” from Shakespeare’s beloved Hamlet. Filmed in the rooftop bar of the century old Curtiss Hotel, with breathtaking skyline views of Buffalo, NY.

 

 

 

Todd Benzin explores the Buffalo Central Terminal as he ponders tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow as one of Shakespeare’s most troubled characters, Macbeth.

 

 

 

Darryl Semira winds his way through the historic landmark, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House, as he gives us of one Shakespeare’s most memorable soliloquies from Romeo & Juliet.