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.

Access

Licence: ERA Licence required

Content
  • Type: Factual
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Duration: 59'21''
  • Broadcast date: 2003
Usage

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

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  • Shakespeare Archive Resource