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Figures of God’s Majesty

Synopsis
First of a 5-part series of scholarly talks on Shakespeare’s history plays. Anthony Tuck, Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at Lancaster University, compares and contrasts images of kingship in Marlowe’s Edward II and Shakespeare’s Richard II.
Series
Shakespeare and the Histories
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
28 Jun 1977 at 21:40 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
30 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Contributor
Anthony Tuck

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Richard II
Subjects
Drama; History
Keywords
monarchy; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
King of Snow
Treason
Victims

Notes

Notes
Tuck’s talk is reprinted in The Listener, 30 June 1977, pp. 849-850.
History
The series of talks on Shakespeare’s histories was broadcast to accompany the VIVAT REX series on Radio 4 (see separate entry.
Textual information
The series of talks on ‘Shakespeare and the Histories’ reprinted in The Listener was published as a separate set by BBC Publications in 1977.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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