In Our Time | Lear

King Lear

Melvyn Bragg is joined by Jonathan Bate, Catherine Belsey and Katherine Duncan-Jones to examine Shakespeare's tragedy, King Lear; how its themes of rule and misrule, of old age and family break-up would have spoken powerfully at the end of Elizabeth I's long and once glorious reign.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Factual, Plays
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 27'53''
  • Broadcast date: 2008

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

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