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1606: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear. 4: Religion

Synopsis
Radio broadcast. A reading by Ian McDiarmid of James Shapiro’s book of the same title which is an account of the extraordinary year in which Shakespeare wrote King Lear, Macbeth and Antony and Cleopatra. Abridged by Anna Magnusson. 4: Religion: The ferment in the country and King James’s insistence on an oath of allegiance brings religious tensions to the fore in 1606.
Series
Book of the Week
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
15 Oct 2015 at 09:45 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
15 mins

Credits

Producer
Gaynor Macfarlane
Writer
James Shapiro
Contributor
Ian McDiarmid
Adaptor for Radio
Anna Magnusson

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama; History
Keywords
history of the 17th century; monarchy; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Religion; James I, King of England and Ireland

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
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
W1T 3QJ

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