- Streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col.
- unitube TRILT identifier 02AFF74F.
- In Henry IV and Henry V, Jeremy Irons uncovers the extraordinary appeal of Shakespeare's History Plays. He unravels the differences between the real history and the drama that Shakespeare creates. He discovers what William's sources were - and how he distorts them! And he invites us behind the scenes at the filming of some of the most important scenes in the new films of all of these plays. The History plays were the big hits of the 1590s because they allowed the ordinary men and women of Elizabethan England the chance to talk and think about power and politics without being controlled by the church or the state. In these plays Shakespeare appears to be writing heroic and patriotic propaganda - but as soon as you look at them in more detail, you discover that he was also undermining all those values at the same time.
- Category: Documentary.
- This recording is to be used only for educational and non-commercial purposes under the terms of the ERA Licence.
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