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Hollow Crowns

Because his theater company often performed at court, Shakespeare was able to observe the frailty, vanity, and folly of kings firsthand, thus fueling his obsession with what lay behind the mask of royalty. Kingship became the subject of his greatest tragedies - Hamlet, Macbeth, and King Lear - and i...

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Other Authors: BBC Worldwide Ltd., Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group.
Format: Video
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012.
Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col.
Series: Shakespeare and Us.
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Summary: Because his theater company often performed at court, Shakespeare was able to observe the frailty, vanity, and folly of kings firsthand, thus fueling his obsession with what lay behind the mask of royalty. Kingship became the subject of his greatest tragedies - Hamlet, Macbeth, and King Lear - and in these plays he stripped away that mask to reveal profound truths not just about kings and queens, but about the rest of us too. In this program, Simon Schama explores the great writer's insights into the concept of royal power.
Item Description: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 19, 2013.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Royalty (2:46) -- Shakespeare's Fame (1:14) -- Tilbury Speech (3:10) -- "Henry V": Tribute to Queen (3:36) -- Eve of Agincourt (5:51) -- Troubled Times of the 1590s (3:08) -- "Richard II" (3:17) -- Shakespeare: High Treason? (4:21) -- King James (3:28) -- Shakespeare's Tragedies (2:13) -- "Hamlet": False Appearances (2:56) -- Assassination Plot and "Macbeth" (4:37) -- "Macbeth" (4:32) -- Comparison of King Lear and King James (5:23) -- Kings' Fools (4:36) -- King's Wisdom (3:19) -- Credits: Hollow Crowns: Shakespeare and Us (0:38)
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Because his theater company often performed at court, Shakespeare was able to observe the frailty, vanity, and folly of kings firsthand, thus fueling his obsession with what lay behind the mask of royalty. Kingship became the subject of his greatest tragedies - Hamlet, Macbeth, and King Lear - and in these plays he stripped away that mask to reveal profound truths not just about kings and queens, but about the rest of us too. In this program, Simon Schama explores the great writer's insights into the concept of royal power.
10 & up.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Closed-captioned.
Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col.
Format: Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Audience: 10 & up.
Access: Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.