Great Britons | Shakespeare

Misquoted and misused, Shakespeare has become a tourist cliche. But, while performances of his plays were raucous and raw, he made English the envy of the world. Actress Fiona Shaw explores the author's identity and applauds him for writing about life in a way that all could understand.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Factual
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Duration: 57'58''
  • Broadcast date: 2002

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

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