The Secret Life of Books | The First Folio

Six classic British books are considered with a fresh eye; returning to the author's original manuscripts and letters, expert writers and performers bring their personal insights to these great works. Today, actor Simon Russell Beale examines the works of the playwright William Shakespeare.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Factual
  • Channel: BBC Four
  • Duration: 30'36''
  • Broadcast date: 2014

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

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