Book of the Week | William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear

King Lear

In 1606, Shakespeare was writing for a royal family hungry for new entertainment while the threats of plague, insurrection and rebellion threatened English society.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Factual, Plays
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 14'08''
  • Broadcast date: 2015

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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