The King And The Playwright: A Jacobean History
Network: Bbc Four
IMDB Rating: 5/10
Full Episodes: 3
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Full Show Summary
Episode 1: Incertanties - James Shapiro tells the intriguing story of popular uncertainty about this elusive and intellectual new king and a great writer's first efforts to get to grips with massive change. Featured plays include Measure for Measure, Timon of Athens and Shakespeare's first Jacobean masterpiece, King Lear. Puritans, plague, an extravagant gift to a Spanish diplomatic delegation and the production of a new British coin called the 'Unite', all figure in Shapiro's rich and fascinating history of a troubled time.
Last Episode, 07 May 2012: Season 1, Episode 3: Episode 3James reflects on the legacies of King James and William Shakespeare, as he takes a look at the work of the playwright in the troubled first decade of the king's reign after he was reaching the end of his career in the theatre.
- Episode Guide
|Date Aired||The King And The Playwright: A Jacobean History Episodes|
|23 April 2012||Season 1, Episode 1: Incertainties|
|03 May 2012||Season 1, Episode 2: Equivocation|
|07 May 2012||Season 1, Episode 3: Episode 3|
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