Skip to main content

Michael Wood: In Search of Shakespeare 2PK DVD

$34.99
Item #: WB7392
Explore the life of the world's greatest writer through a mixture of travel sequences, scholarly interviews, and re-created adventure sequences. IN SEARCH OF SHAKESPEARE sets The Bard's life against the backdrop of his turbulent era of militarism, domestic surveillance, and foreign wars. Relive the Spanish Armada, the Gunpowder Plot, colonization of the New ... ... More
See options for availability
Select Format:

Quantity:

Explore the life of the world's greatest writer through a mixture of travel sequences, scholarly interviews, and re-created adventure sequences. IN SEARCH OF SHAKESPEARE sets The Bard's life against the backdrop of his turbulent era of militarism, domestic surveillance, and foreign wars. Relive the Spanish Armada, the Gunpowder Plot, colonization of the New World, and England's Cultural Revolution, among other events. Hosted by Michael Wood.


Production Year: 2005
Copyright Year: 2003
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 240 minutes
Audio Format: Stereo


Highlighted Customer Reviews


None
R D. reviewed Michael Wood: In Search of Shakespeare 2PK DVD
5.0 star rating
Michael Wood does it again
Review by R D. review stating Michael Wood does it again
Michael Wood has given us another view into the world of William Shakespeare using 16th and 17th century documents and government records to trace Shakespeares life in Tudor London. Wills time growing up in Stratford on Avon his families history, his education and courtship of Anne Hathaway plus his time spent as a young man in London. Michael Wood is an excellent presenter. I have personally enjoyed Woods previous series, In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great, Legacy and others. Anyone that enjoys the plays are interested in the Tudor and early Stewart era of English Monarchy, the English language or English history should see this series.
None
Tom N. reviewed Michael Wood: In Search of Shakespeare 2PK DVD
5.0 star rating
Shoud be longer
Review by Tom N. review stating Shoud be longer
Great story, great history, but like any great work should have been longer. Specifically I must have hoped for more discussion about Woods feelings, play by play, as are discussed by Clare Asquith in her book Shadowplay. I just hope he also did a book with FOOTNOTES, a responsiblity of any scholar! I cant as yet find it on PBS. Still, wonderful and so well done! Tom Nichols in Houston
None
Kaki reviewed Michael Wood: In Search of Shakespeare 2PK DVD
5.0 star rating
this was a hit with my 4th grade class
Review by Kaki review stating this was a hit with my 4th grade class
While the show was produced for an adult audience, it set the stage nicely (no pun intended) for my Shakespeare class.

Virtual Catalog