Merely Players aired on multiple Canadian channels in the early 2000s.
It starred Barry Morse, who played multiple characters in an ongoing
monologue drama. It was written and performed in two acts, and focused
on the life of the Elizabethan player, and both their professional and
personal struggles. Each episode focused on a different character. The
series was named for, and attempted to adhere to the idea presented in,
Shakespeare's Much Ado About nothing that: "All the world is a stage and
all the men and women merely players."