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It's 1606, and in the aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot the authorities are cracking down on Catholics. Shakespeare's Macbeth captures the anxiety and obsessions of the time, with James continuing to focus on succession and legitimacy, while food riots in the Midlands create the climate for the gripping tragedy of Coriolanus.

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1 hour

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Tue 4 Jun 2013 00:25


Role Contributor
PresenterJames Shapiro
DirectorSteven Clarke
Series ProducerSteven Clarke
Executive ProducerPhil George