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Satire in Shakespeare’s Time

Synopsis
Open University programme supporting A201 Renaissance and Reformation. Brian Stone sets out to help students with the satirical poetry written in England between Hall and Jonson. An understanding of it is helped in two ways: professional readers make more sense of the poetry than is immediately accessible to a student from a printed page; secondly Stone sets the satirical impulse in its aesthetic and social context. He identifies themes and devices common to the satirists of this time, and he also indicates the heights to which satire could reach by including one of the greatest speeches of King Lear. He ends with the Jonson sonnet ‘On Poet-ape’ . No. A201/31.
Series
Open University A201
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Transmission details
25 Sep 1972
Duration
18 mins

Credits

Contributor
Brian Stone; Denis McCarthy; Gary Watson; Nuala O’Faolain

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
satire; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The Open University’s library and archive facilities are available to students and staff of the OU only. External researchers wishing to gain access should contact the Librarian. A script is also available for reference. A transcript is also available for reference only.

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Archive

Name

Open University Archive

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