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bbc in search of shakespeare

Shakespeare by Michael Wood

In this absorbing historical detective story, acclaimed broadcaster and historian Michael Wood takes an entirely fresh approach to the Bards life, vividly re-creating the turbulent times through which he lived and painting a more convincing and complete portrait of the artist than has ever before been thought possible. Drawing on an extensive range of sources, Wood takes us back into the staterooms and back alleys of Elizabethan England. Marked by murderous plots and government-sponsored terror, religious divisions and rebellious movements, the Spanish Armada and the colonization of the Americas, the dramatic world in which Shakespeare moved is here conjured up like never before. We enter the lodgings where he wrote his greatest plays and meet the real-life characters who inspired his work: doctors, landladies, musicians, foreigners, and members of Londons contemporary black population. With 130 illustrations, full-color and black-and-white, Shakespeare is a book to enjoy on many levels-as both a world-class work of historical investigation and a fascinating yet informative visual feast. Filled with fresh discoveries, Michael Woods pathbreaking work gloriously reinstates the image of William Shakespeare as a thinking artist, a man who held up a mirror to his age, but who was also, as his friend Ben Jonson said, not of an age, but for all time.
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In Search of Shakespeare

In Search of Shakespeare. Michael Wood. Almost years after his death, William Shakespeare is still acclaimed as the world's greatest writer, and yet the man himself remains shrouded in mystery. In this absorbing historical detective story, the acclaimed broadcaster and historian Michael Wood takes a fresh approach to Shakespeare's life, brilliantly recreating the turbulent times through which the poet lived- the age of the Reformation, the Spanish Armada, the Gunpowder Plot and the colonization of the Americas. Drawing on an extensive range of sources, Michael Wood takes us back into Elizabethan England to reveal a man who is the product of his time -a period of tremendous upheaval that straddled the medieval and modern worlds.

He helped shape the English we use today, introducing up to words and dozens of well-known phrases. His plays are known around the world for their universal themes and insight into the human condition. Yet much about the playwright is a mystery. Shakespeare is believed to have been born in this house on Henley Street, Stratford. It was usual for christenings to take place on the third day after birth.

The series consists of four episodes which explore the life and works of the world's greatest and most famous writer William Shakespeare. The first episode "A Time of Revolution" shows Shakespeare's life in the early years of Elizabeth's reign, at the beginning of Elizabeth's Cultural Revolution. The second episode "The Lost Years" deals with the ten years in Shakespeare's life between the ages of 18 and 28 and explains how Shakespeare became a star writer in London. The third episode "The Duty of Poets" uncovers Shakespeare's rise to fame and fortune in Elizabethan London, and his disasters in life and love. Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4. Episode 2 - The Lost Years This episode deals with the ten years in Shakespeare's life between the ages of 18 and 28 and explains how Shakespeare became a star writer in London.

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The following correction was printed in the Guardian's Corrections and Clarifications column, Thursday July 10 We said below that during the reign of Elizabeth 1, more than 35, people were sent to the scaffold. The more commonly accepted figure for Catholics executed for being Catholics or supposed treason arising from their Catholicism during Elizabeth's year reign is about In the recent Great Britons series, the legendary theatre director Peter Brook suggested that the biography of Shakespeare didn't matter one jot, it is only the plays that count. The film-maker and life-long Shakespeare fan Michael Wood thinks that is rubbish.

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  1. Douglas F. says:

    In Search of Shakespeare

  2. Luz R. says:

    4h | Documentary, Biography, History | TV Mini-Series () Michael Wood tours the English locations important to William Shakespeare as he explores the playwright and poet's life and work. Documentary series retracing the journey of Alexander the Great across sixteen countries.

  3. Rotesmera says:

    In Search of Shakespeare is a BBC documentary series presented by Michael Wood, about William Shakespeare's life somewhat obscured by the historical.

  4. Alexandra J. says:

    Books and Films - In Search of Shakespeare (Documentary presented by Michael Wood)

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