DENVER – You wouldn’t think at first blush that William Shakespeare had a huge effect on the United States, but Shakespeare has been a part of America since the very beginning.

CBS4 Critic at Large Greg Moody reported on “Shakespeare Uncovered,” a six part romp through Shakespeare, from history, to meanings to the performances, to an occasional odd Shakepearean sidelight.

“It was once said that every American home from the White House to log cabins had two books — the Bible and Shakespeare,” Moody said. “Shakespeare was considered popular entertainment. Then about the start of the 20th century Americans began to consider Shakespeare snooty. Too bad because Shakespeare has got more sex, violence, back stabbing and double dealing than anything in Hollywood or Washington.”

Watch Moody’s report in the video below:

There a Moody deal on “Romeo and Juliet” from the Denver Center Theater Company. Use the promo code “Moody” online, on the phone, or in person and can get seats for 20 percent off through Feb. 17. Call (303) 893-4100 or visit

– Greg Moody is CBS4’s Critic At Large. His reports on CBS4 News are featured on the Entertainment section.

– Also, don’t miss Moody’s entertaining bio, his Top Spots in Denver lists, and his frequently updated Moody’s Picks page.


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