Incertainties

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Episode 1 of 3

Duration: 1 hour

American scholar James Shapiro presents a three-part series about Shakespeare in the reign of King James, beginning with the anxious mood of 1603 when a new dynasty came to power. Puritans, plague, an extravagant gift to a Spanish diplomatic delegation, and a new British coin called the Unite all feature in Shapiro's rich and fascinating history of a troubled time which saw an extraordinary creative outpouring.

Credits

Presenter
James Shapiro
Director
Steven Clarke
Series Producer
Steven Clarke
Executive Producer
Phil George

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