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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.

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1 hour

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Tue 3 Jan 2017 00:45


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

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