Shakespeare And Englishness

To celebrate St George's Day and the birthday of the Bard, Jonathan Bate and his guests examine the role Shakespeare has played - and continues to play - in the shaping of the national consciousness.

Catholic dissident or Protestant apologist? Voice of the commons or celebrant of Empire? Around the table are Peter Ackroyd, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Michael Dobson.

With contributions from Michael Boyd, Ania Loomba, Richard Wilson, Eamon Duffy, David Dabydeen and David Crystal.

Episodes

First
Broadcast
Comments
20060423

To celebrate St George's Day and the birthday of the Bard, Jonathan Bate and his guests examine the role Shakespeare has played - and continues to play - in the shaping of the national consciousness.

Catholic dissident or Protestant apologist? Voice of the commons or celebrant of Empire? Around the table are Peter Ackroyd, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Michael Dobson.

With contributions from Michael Boyd, Ania Loomba, Richard Wilson, Eamon Duffy, David Dabydeen and David Crystal.