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Ian McKellen's One-Man Show 'Acting Shakespeare' Released on DVD

Sir Ian McKellen's one-man show 'Acting Shakespeare' has been released on DVD.

In the video, the celebrated Shakespearean actor is "Alone on stage, with no props or costumes, distinguished and celebrated actor Ian McKellen performs some of the most striking monologues from Shakespeare's masterpieces. With wit and humor, McKellen continues this amazing one man show by discussing his relationship with theatre and offering a discourse on some of the greatest plays of all time." (source: product description.)

'Acting Shakespeare' is released by E1 Entertainment. To purchase a copy or for more information, please click here.

Sir Ian McKellen has appeared on Broadway in Dance of Death, Ian McKellen: A Knight Out at the Lyceum, Wild Honey, Ian KcKennel: Acting Shakespeare, Amadeus, and The Promise. Long known as a Shakespearean actor with the U.K.'s National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company, amongst other high profile establishments. He has appeared in over 250 productions, garnering multiple Tony and Olivier Awards. In 1979 he was awarded the Commander of the British Empire for his services to drama. He has recently attracted wider fame and attention for his portrayal as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and as well as for his role as Magneto in the popular X-Men films. McKellen is currently reprising his role of Estragon in the West End's Haymarket Theatre's production of 'Waiting for Godot' directed by Sean Mathias. The show will officially open on January 21 and run until 3rd April 2010, and will also star Roger Rees.



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