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Shakespeare’s Fire

Synopsis
Radio drama by Glynn Maxwell. On a hot summer day the King’s Men in Southwark are performing ‘The Life of King Henry VIII’. The same day in June the Globe theatre burned down. There are many eye witness accounts but unanswered question. Are rumours of royal involvement to be credited? Did the Burbages really do well out of the fire? What is the connection between these events and the end of the career of England’s most illustrious playwright? And where do a clown’s trousers come into all this?
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
8 May 2015 at 14:15 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
45 mins

Credits

Director
Frank Stirling
Producer
Frank Stirling
Writer
Glynn Maxwell
Cast
Adam GillenToby Tallboy
David WestheadRichard Burbage
Jane HorrocksQueen Anne
Jasper BrittonWilliam Shakespeare
Simon GreenallHenry Condell
Simon GreenallJohn Fletcher

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Production Company

Name

Unique Broadcasting

Archive

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BoB

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bob@learningonscreen.ac.uk
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020 3743 2389
Address
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London
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Notes
Formerly a service from BUFVC, British Universities Film & Video Council
Name

British Library Sound Archive

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listening@bl.uk
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Fax
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Address
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Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

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services@bufvc.ac.uk
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020 7393 1514
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Address
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