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Emmy Award-winner Tim Curry (The Hunt for Red October, Clue) and Golden Globe-winner Ian McShane (Deadwood, Sexy Beast) star in the riveting story about the great Bard's rise to fame.
Set in the sixteenth century, WILL SHAKESPEARE begins with the lesser known story of Shakespeare's humble beginnings and youthful obscurity in Avon. As he struggles to survive as a playwright, Shakespeare faces multiple obstacles, including the black plague and various personal tragedies, but defeats all obstacles to achieve unprecedented success in London.
Written by John Mortimer (Rumpole of the Bailey, Tea with Mussolini), this engrossing six-part miniseries renders the sights and sounds of Elizabethan England in exquisite detail. Rich in both tragedy and deliciously cheeky humor, this series moves through Shakespeare's untold story with dramatic flair.
This did not hold my students' interest at all and honestly, we never finished it and I haven't been able to bring myself to view it either! Boring.Published 19 months ago by Crissy Crosses On Etsy
Anything Tim Curry does is sure to be quality. He "IS" Will Shakespeare. This is worth checking out if you are a Tim Curry and/or Shakespeare fan.Published on February 13, 2013 by Vicki Shedd
Have been waiting forever for this to come out on DVD. Tim Curry's crowning glory to say the least. This series shows off his shakepearing training and talent to the max. Read morePublished on December 8, 2012 by puppyfan
Shakespeare & Tim Curry as the prodigious actor was trained & meant to be seen...what could be better on earth??Published on October 7, 2012 by Nancy
I thought this would be a good miniseries to show my Shakespeare classes (both high school and adult), and while the scenery, props and costumes give a wonderful feel for... Read morePublished on July 27, 2012 by S. McKinney
I'm a big Tim Curry fan, so it was nice to watch him in all his youthful gorgeousness. That being said, the writing was cliche', heavy-handed, awkward, and embarrassing. Read morePublished on January 16, 2012 by GetReal
This is fun! I love the feel of the times as it is conveyed in this film...I love the drama!!!
Shakespeare's Time: From the scenes depicting life as it went on during the... Read more
One reviewer said the following:
>>"...ambling, misguided, largely fictional account of William Shakespeare's life... Read more
I have tried watching this movie at least 4 or 5 times. It's a mumble jumble.
It skips from one scene to another and makes me believe a part of the plot was omitted. Read more