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"World in Empire", The

Alternative title
How King Lear Inspired ‘Empire’
Synopsis
Podcast from the Folger Shakespeare Library. How the Fox TV television series ‘Empire’ was influenced by King Lear in the story of an ageing ruler - in this case the head of a hip-hop music dynasty - who sets his three children against each other. From its beginning, Empire has fashioned itself on the plot of King Lear. And that’s not the only Shakespeare connection to the programme, as Ilene Chaiken, showrunner and executive producer for ‘Empire’, explains. She is interviewed by Barbara Bogaev.
Series
Shakespeare Unlimited
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Audio
Recording date
22 Mar 2017
Duration
31 mins

Credits

Producer
Richard Paul
Contributor
Barbara Bogaev; Ilene Chaiken

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); television drama

Notes

Notes
Podcast: http://www.folger.edu/shakespeare-unlimited-episode-69. (accessed 02/2017).

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.folger.edu/shakespeare-unlimited/empire-ilene-chaiken

Production Company

Name

R.L. Paul Productions

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