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Shakespeare: The King's Man

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Documentary Biography 2012 - 20121 SeasonSeries EndedOn: Free Services 

Shakespeare's life and work are sometimes romanticized as a product of the golden age of Elizabeth I. But the bard produced some of his finest plays after the Virgin Queen's death. In this illuminating 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." Overnight, the dramatist attained security, prestige, and an up-close view of the Jacobean court. 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. Visiting sites that Shakespeare would have known, scouring archives, and consulting leading historians, literary experts, and directors, Shapiro reveals a Shakespeare we've never seen. "As accomplished a storyteller as he is a scholar" (Radio Times, U.K.), James Shapiro has been a professor of English at Columbia University since 1985. He is the author of the acclaimed books 1599 and Contested Will.Shakespeare: The King's Man has one or more episodes free on PlutoTV, and streaming with subscription on XiveTV (Via Prime Video). It's a biography and documentary show with 3 episodes over 1 season. Shakespeare: The King's Man is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.0 (15 votes).

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#334 Ranked in Biography TV

#917 Ranked in History TV

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