Bard on the Box | The Irresistible Rise of William Shakespeare

John Tusa delves into the history of the bard and those who have helped him on his triumphant progress through history - an intriguing tale of politicians, charlatans, impresarios and empire-builders. This programme surveys Shakespeare's reputation since his death in 1616 with film and play extracts to show different interpretations over the years.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Factual
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Duration: 49'38''
  • Broadcast date: 1994

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

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