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Synopsis
Three-part documentary series. James Shapiro examines the plays Shakespeare wrote at the beginning of James I’s reign, including King Lear, Measure for Measure, and Timon of Athens. There are scenes from the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2010 production of King Lear directed by David Farr and its 2011 production of Measure for Measure directed by Roxana Silbert.
Series
King and the Playwright: A Jacobean History, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
23 Apr 2012 at 21:00 (Channel: BBC4)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Director
Steven Clarke
Producer
Steven Clarke
Contributor
James Shapiro
Cast
Raymond CoulthardVincentio, Duke of Vienna
Samantha YoungCordelia
Jodie McNeeIsabella
Kelly HunterGoneril

Additional Details

Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
King Lear; Measure for Measure
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
history of the 17th century; Jacobean drama; monarchy; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
King Lear
Measure for Measure

Notes

Notes
The three episodes were released on DVD with the title SHAKESPEARE. The KING’s MAN in 2012. Region 1 only.

Production Company

Name

Green Bay

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
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