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Year of Lear, The

Synopsis
Podcast from the Folger Shakespeare Library. 1606 was a critical year for Shakespeare’s creative career. It was the year in which he wrote King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra. It was also a time in which the King of England, James I, faced internal political challenges that threatened to tear the nation apart.
James Shapiro talks to Neva Grant and examines how the events of 1606 touched Shakespeare’s life and whether they are reflected in his work. Shapiro’s book "The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606" is published by Simon & Schuster, October 2015.
Series
Shakespeare Unlimited
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Audio
Recording date
23 Sep 2015
Duration
29 mins

Credits

Producer
Richard Paul
Contributor
James Shapiro; Neva Grant

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
biographies; history of the 17th century; Jacobean drama; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Podcast: http://www.folger.edu/shakespeare-unlimited-episode-32. (accessed 10/2015)

Production Company

Name

R.L. Paul Productions

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