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In Search of Shakespeare

For All Time (4 of 4) (#104)

In the final episode, host Michael Wood examines Shakespeare's life in the era of King James I and explores how the writer's world was transformed in 1605 by the Gunpowder Plot, a Jacobean September 11. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: This series explores the life of the world's greatest writer. Mixing travel, adventure, interviews and specially shot sequences on the road, these programs set the life of the poet in the turbulent times in which he lived - a time of surveillance, militarism and foreign wars. Shakespeare lived through the Spanish Armada, the Gunpowder Plot and the colonization of the New World, and saw firsthand England's Cultural Revolution, which lead the English people into a brave new Protestant future. Michael Wood presents.

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