Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
Episode four, In Search of Shakespeare: For All Time, concludes the story of William Shakespeare's life during the reign of King James I, the son of Mary Queen of Scots. Due to political paranoia and fear in London leading to the English Civil War, Shakespeare writes Macbeth. Back home in Stratford, he returns to his family's area for the wedding of his daughter Susanna. He retires in a house next to his company's first indoor theater, the Blackfriars. He finished his final play King Henry VIII in 1612. However, his own will is often seen as a strange riddle in itself. The Royal Shakespeare Company performs King Lear, starring Julian Glover. This episode premiered on PBS in February of 2004.
playwright, theater, English [nationality], life-story, play [drama], influence, investigation