Please subscribe to Hay Player for access to this content (more details)
Subscribe for £15.00 or log in if you already have a subscription
1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare
Hay Festival 2005
In 1599 England became entangled in a war with Ireland, Edmund Spenser died penniless and works by Marlowe and Nashe were publicly burnt. Shakespear bought The Globe Theatre and wrote Henry V, As You Like It, Julius Caesar and Hamlet.