Simon Schama's Shakespeare and Us

Simon Schama's Shakespeare and Us

Available on BBC Select, Prime Video
How much is the personality of England intertwined with the visions of Shakespeare? Acclaimed historian Simon Schama tries to get beneath the skin of the playwright and understand why his stories are so relevant today. Shakespeare knew the importance of not just reflecting the lives of the kings and queens who peppered his plays, but ordinary people too - including thieves, clowns and prostitutes.
Starring Judi Dench, Simon Russell Beale, Tobias Menzies