Al Pacino starred in and directed this enthralling and informative documentary that is both a selective performance of scenes and elucidation of Shakespeare's "Richard III." Pacino appears as himself with the other players as they deconstruct the play during rehearsals. At the same time, he includes interviews with veteran Shakespearean actors, scholars, and the general public for context that will make the playwright's work more accessible. When the scenes are then performed in costume, our apprehension dissolves and we become more keenly involved. Informative without being tedious, this production can function as a great introduction for novices to Shakespeare or be enjoyed by those more familiar with the Bard. The players include Penelope Allen, Harris Yulin, Kevin Spacey, Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Conway, Estelle Parsons, and Aidan Quinn. Among those interviewed are Kenneth Branagh, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Derek Jacobi, James Earl Jones, and Kevin Kline.