Written by Rumpole of the Bailey creator John Mortimer this six-part television dramatisation is based on the sixteen years that William Shakespeare is known to have spent in London remains one of the most impressive biographical portraits to date. With each episode built around the creation of a single play a skilful interweaving of known events and contemporary interpretation show how key experiences may have inspired some of Shakespeare's greatest works - the death of his young son and his love for the famous 'dark lady' of the sonnets for example. The bustling... taverns and theatres of Elizabethan London are lavishly recreated while Shakespeare himself is played with tremendous sensitivity and breadth by Tim Curry. Originally screened in 1978 Will Shakespeare is a brilliantly imagined and very human portrait in which the flaws and frailties as well as the immense strengths of one of the world's greatest dramatists are brought vividly to life. [show more]
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Tim Curry plays the Bard in this six-part dramatised account, written by John Mortimer, that follows the years Shakespeare spent in London. With each episode centred around the creation of one of his plays, historical facts and modern analysis are combined to explain how major events in Shakespeare's life may have come to shape his work. Episodes comprise: 'Dead Shepherd', 'Alms for Oblivion', 'Of Comfort and Despair', 'The Loved Boy', 'Rebellion's Masterpiece' and 'The Living Record'.
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play Tim Curry plays the Bard in this six-part dramatised account written by John Mortimer that follows the years Shakespeare spent in London With each episode centred around the creation of one of his plays historical facts and modern analysis are combined to explain how major events in Shakespeare&39;s life may have come to shape his work Episodes comprise &39;Dead Shepherd&39; &39;Alms for Oblivion&39; &39;Of Comfort and Despair&39; &39;The Loved Boy&39; &39;Rebellion&39;s Masterpiece&39; and &39;The Living Record&39;