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Divine and the Secular, The

Synopsis
5-part series of scholarly talks on Shakespeare’s history plays. In the third episode John Harvey, Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, argues that the usual claim for divine justice at work in the history plays is at odds with Shakespeare’s drastic secularisation of history and drama.
Series
Shakespeare and the Histories
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
15 Jul 1977 at 20:20 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
20 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Contributor
John Harvey

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Richard II
Subjects
Drama; History
Keywords
monarchy; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Harvey’s talk is reprinted in The Listener, 21 July 1977, pp. 82-83.
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.
Reviews
Source: Programme information based on Radio Times.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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