The King and the Playwright: A Jacobean History

Professor James Shapiro re-examines the work of Shakespeare during King James I's reign.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom BBC Four (2012 - 2012)
Schedule: Mondays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: History
Episodes ordered: 3 episodes

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Episode 1x03; May 7, 2012

The concluding part of Professor James Shapiro's history of Shakespeare in the reign of King James. Shakespeare's late plays, such as The Winter's Tale and The Tempest, are often seen as mellow swansongs. Professor Shapiro gives us a different Shakes

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: LegacyMay 7, 2012
1x02: EquivocationApr 30, 2012
1x01: IncertaintiesApr 23, 2012
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