A collection of films made by the University of Warwick in conjunction with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust about the life and times of William Shakespeare.
With unique access to the Trust's library and archives, the houses associated with Shakespeare and exhibitions created by their knowledgeable team this series of videos have given academics at Warwick the opportunity to explore some of the much debated issues surrounding arguably the world's greatest poet and author of plays.
12:40, Tue 18 May 2010
Mairi Macdonald, Former Head of Local Collections at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust gives the University of Warwick's Professor Carol Rutter access to the documents they hold relating to the life of William Shakespeare. They include the title deeds to his final house New Place, a letter written to the playwright and evidence of how he managed to acquire land and expand his fortune in Stratford upon Avon .
(MP4 format, 18:25, 172 MB