Was William Shakespeare holding a mirror up to history when he wrote the plays "King Lear," "Macbeth," and "The Tempest"? American scholar James Shapiro makes just such an argument in this illuminating BBC documentary series focused on the masterworks completed by the Bard during the reign of King James I. 177 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English (SDH). Also includes the bonus feature "Macbeth" (1983). Two-disc set.