The King's Man

DVD - 2013 | Widescreen version.
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Athena : Distributed by Acorn Media Group, [2013]
Edition: Widescreen version.
ISBN: 9781598289619
Branch Call Number: 822.33 Dclar
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 177 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide.
Alternative Title: King's man.


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Aug 10, 2017

An insightful look at the context in which Shakespeare wrote his plays during the reign of James.

May 06, 2013

Insightful look at Shakespeare during the time of King James, the influence of the time on the plays in the latter part of his career, and how events inspired him. James Shapiro has a voice you pay attention to, and an enthusiasm for the subject, and he takes us quite in depth to the times and the places as they appear today.

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