Sunday, 17 August 2014


Today I am posting a four-part series exploring the life of the world's greatest and most famous writer, William Shakespeare. Who else? It focuses on the life of the poet in the extraordinary times in which he lived. We are introduced to the dark world of Queen Elizabeth's police state - a time of surveillance militarism and foreign wars. We are reminded that Shakespeare lived through the Spanish Armada, the Gunpowder Plot, the colonization of the New World and the beginnings of British power in America. However, most significantly, Shakespeare lived through England's cultural revolution: an enforced split with the old medieval English spirit world which was to lead the English people into a brave new Protestant future. Enjoy this fascinating documentary!

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