KSUT Celebrates the Bard

Apr 20, 2016

Hear the documentary 'Shakespeare in American Life,' on this week's Sunday Special.

Shakespeare is an Englishman from 400 years ago. Yet today, in both high and low culture, it seems he's everywhere.

How did William Shakespeare become so deeply woven into the fabric of contemporary American life?

We'll explore his transformation from poet to pop culture giant; learn how he ended up in college lecture halls and high school classes worldwide; and look at how he came to be everywhere in America, from Shakespeare in the Park, to Star Trek, to the latest teen movies.

Celebrate 400 years of the Bard, with the documentary Shakespeare in American Life, hosted Sam Waterson, this Sunday afternoon at 5 on the KSUT Sunday Special.