Education programme: Ricky Boleto and Leah Gooding go in search of William Shakespeare. They find out about Shakespeare's early life in Stratford-upon-Avon, visit Shakespeare's Globe theatre in London and see how his plays were performed. They also learn about the Tudor age into which Shakespeare was born and of the beliefs of the time which helped shape his work. Finally they focus on some of his most famous plays: Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.Tweet
Shakespeare Shorts | To Kill the King: Macbeth Act 2 Scene 3
Rhys Ifans plays Macbeth in a new production and the characters in Act 2 Scene 3 are examined, where King Duncan is murdered. It's compared to previous TV & film productions.
Great British Railway Journeys | Long Itchington to Moseley
In the Tudor town of Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, Michael visits the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, home since 1961 to the Royal Shakespeare Company.