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C. L. R. James Lectures: Shakespeare

Synopsis
The West Indian historian C L R James talks about King Lear and why Shakespeare, ‘the most political writer that Britain has ever seen in regard to the creative arts’, was ‘no racist’. He quotes from the histories and tragedies arguing that Shakespeare was vehemently opposed to monarchy.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1983
Transmission details
1983 (Channel: Channel Four)
Duration
26 mins
Availability
Out of Distribution (2006)

Credits

Director
Christian Wangler
Contributor
C L R James

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
History
Keywords
monarchy; politics; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
The series was shown on Channel 4, transmission date not known.
Documentation
Supporting documentation included.

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Institute Library

Email
silib@bham.ac.uk
Web
http://www.is.bham.ac.uk/shakespeare External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 293384
Fax
01879 292021
Address
Church Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6HP

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Penumbra Productions Ltd

Email
nazpenumbra@compuserve.com
Address
Flat 1, 80 Brondesbury Road
London
NW6 6RX

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