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Shakespeare: The King's Man

Shakespeare: The King's Man

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Shakespeare's life and work are sometimes romanticized as a product of the golden age of Elizabeth I. But the bard produced some of his finest plays after the Virgin Queen's death. In this illuminating BBC series, American scholar James Shapiro examines the plays Shakespeare wrote during the turbulent reign of Elizabeth's successor, King James I. One of the new king's first official acts was to name Shakespeare a king's man. Overnight, the dramatist attained security, prestige, and an up-close view of the Jacobean court. Shapiro convincingly argues that the dark, complex plays of Shakespeare's last decade-King Lear, MacBeth, and the Tempest, among others mirrored both royal life and the era's profound social changes. Visiting sites that Shakespeare would have known, scouring archives, and consulting leading historians, literary experts, and directors, Shapiro reveals a Shakespeare we've never seen. As accomplished a storyteller as he is a scholar (Radio Times, U.K.), James Shapiro has been a professor of English at Columbia University since 1985. He is the author of the.

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    Details

    Title: Shakespeare: The King's Man
    Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
    Attributes: 2PC
    Release Date: 4/16/2013
    Original Year: 2012
    Product Type: DVD
    Rated: NR
    Catalog #: 8961
    UPC: 054961896196
    Item #: 536194X

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 4/16/2013
    Closed Caption: Yes
    Run Time: 177 minutes
    Studio: Athena