Simon Schama: Shakespeare And Us

April 2016
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Hollow Crowns - Simon Schama explores the life and times of William Shakespeare to shed a new and fascinating light on some of the greatest plays ever written. In this episode, Schama explores Shakespeare's attitude to the other great subject of his day - kingship. He looks at the ways in which Shakespeare's most profound tragedies - Richard II, Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear - may have been inspired by his own experiences writing for the courts of Elizabeth and James I. (From the UK) (Documentary ...
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This England - Simon Schama explores the life and times of William Shakespeare to shed a new and fascinating light on some of the greatest plays ever written. In this episode, Schama explores how, in his history plays, Shakespeare created a vision of England that still rings true today. Against the backdrop of the Reformation, Shakespeare began to dramatise English history and the English character in a new and unprecedented way. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Part 1 of 2) PG CC
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