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Synopsis
Three-part documentary series. In the final episode James Shapiro analyses The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest, plays which are often seen as swansongs. Professor Shapiro offers a different Shakespeare - a playwright still experimenting and alert to the troubled Jacobean world around him. He reflects on the legacies of king and playwright. There are brief scenes from the Royal Shakespeare Company’s productions of The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest, both directed by David Farr. There are contributions from scholars and experts: Professor Pauline Croft (Royal Holloway), Professor Gordon McMillan (King’s College, London) and Catherine MacLeod (National Portrait Gallery, London).
Series
King and the Playwright: A Jacobean History, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
7 May 2012 at 21:00 (Channel: BBC4)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Director
Steven Clarke
Producer
Steven Clarke
Contributor
Catherine MacLeod; Gordon McMillan; James Shapiro; Pauline Croft
Cast
Jonathan SlingerProspero
Kathryn HunterHermione

Additional Details

Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Tempest, The; Winter’s Tale, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
history of the 17th century; Jacobean drama; monarchy; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Coriolanus
Macbeth

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

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Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

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