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Sensational Shakespeare

Synopsis
Children’s entertainment and educational series. This episode looks at the life and times of Shakespeare - from his largely unknown and humble beginnings in Stratford, through his times as a jobbing actor in London, to his success as the country’s most respected and financially savvy writer. Along the way we meet his gang of London friends, the playwrights, poets and brawlers Marlowe, Jonson and Spenser. The episode looks at Shakespeare’s little-known financial prowess, his legacy and the lasting influence of his work - not bad for a plot-stealing pen for hire! The programme also explores the social history of Britain and the world, and how, if you wanted to avoid the plague, it was important to eat your none-a-day portion of fruit and veg. The show ends with a song featuring every one of the plays.
Series
Horrible Histories
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
19 Apr 2016 at 16:30 (Channel: CBBC)
Duration
35 mins

Credits

Director
Steve Connelly
Producer
Lisa Mitchell
Cast
William StourtonWilliam Shakespeare

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Keywords
biographies; children’s television; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Production Company

Name

Lion Television

Contact
Francesca Rich and Bill Locke (PA to MD and BL - Executive Producer)
Email
Francesca.rich@liontv.co.uk
Web
http://liontv.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8846 2000
Fax
020 8846 2001
Address
26 Paddenswick Road
London
W6 0UB

Archive

Name

BoB

Email
bob@learningonscreen.ac.uk
Web
https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand External site opens in new window
Phone
020 3743 2389
Address
Learning on Screen - the British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council
York House
221 Pentonville Road
London
N1 9UZ
Notes
Formerly a service from BUFVC, British Universities Film & Video Council
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/offair External site opens in new window
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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