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Macbeth the Highland King

Synopsis
Radio documentary. Historian Fiona Watson and literary expert Molly Rourke examine the life and reputation of Macbeth and ask how much is Shakespeare responsible for his evil reputation. They claim that the story of Macbeth was written by a Scottish monk, Andrew de Wyntoun, on St Serf’s Island in the middle of Loch Leven 400 years before Shakespeare was born.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
18 Jun 2007 at 11:30 (Channel: BBC Radio Scotland)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Contributor
Fiona Watson; Molly Rourke

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Macbeth
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Literary Sources; Macbeth, King of Scots (b? -1057)

Notes

Reviews
Source: BBC Radio Scotland programme information

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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