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Shakespeare : the king's man

Author: James ShapiroGreen Bay Media (Firm)Athena (Firm)Acorn Media (Firm)British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.All authors
Publisher: [United States] : Athena : Distributed by Acorn Media Group, [2013]
Edition/Format:   DVD video   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this 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. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
DVD-Video discs
Biography
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Shapiro; Green Bay Media (Firm); Athena (Firm); Acorn Media (Firm); British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Time-Life Films.
ISBN: 9781598289619 1598289616
OCLC Number: 858847304
Language Note: Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Title from container.
Special features: Bonus disc with the BBC's 1983 production of Macbeth; 12-page viewer's guide; biographies of other prominent playwrights of Shakespeare's day and of host James Shapiro; discussion questions.
Performer(s): James Shapiro.
Event notes: Originally broadcast by BBC Four in 2012 as The king & the playwright : a Jacobean history.
Target Audience: Contains violent images.
Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 177 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 viewer's guide
Details: DVD, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby digital stereo.
Other Titles: King's man
King & the playwright.
Shakespeare plays (Television program)
Responsibility: Green Bay Media ; directed and produced by Steven Clarke.

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In this 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. 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.

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