In Search of Shakespeare | The Lost Years
The "missing" ten years between William Shakespeare 's marriage and his emergence as a star of the London stage are the focus of the second of this four-part series. Little is known about Shakespeare's life between the ages of 18 and 28 - however, there are some intriguing theories. Did he serve in a Catholic house during a dangerous time of Protestant reform? Or did he spread propaganda for the Elizabethan government in the actors' company the Queen's Men? Historian Michael Wood investigates the Bard's secret history, watches actors of the Royal Shakespeare Company bring his scripts to life, and learns more about the violent death of Christopher Marlowe , Shakespeare's great rival.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.