Bedlam

Bedlam

Available on Prime Video
The film explains Bedlam's historical context both as a place and as an abstract concept. It reveals how, by the end of the 18th Century, after 100 years of rowdy public visits that led to constant depictions in the works of Shakespeare, Dekker, Ward and Hogarth, the idea of 'Bedlam' was firmly entrenched in the public mind.