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The Life of Shakespeare

Dramatically presented and narrated by the late internationally renowned actor of stage and screen Ian Richardson, with exquisite Shakespeare readings by Britain’s most successful and award winning actress, Dame Judi Dench, Life Trustee of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.


The Life of Shakespeare

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For the first time the life of the world’s most famous dramatist is successfully captured in this facinating production.

From Will’s formative years in the idyllic landscape of Stratford-upon-Avon to seeking his fame and fortune in London, where his skill and renown grew from strength to strength, returning to his beloved hometown a successful and wealthy man.

Filmed on location in Stratford and London this superb programme explores the houses, places and people which were linked with the life of William Shakespeare.

Why was it a hurried marriage to Anne Hatherway?

What happened to William during the Lost Years?

Did he really poach Sir Thomas Lucy’s deer at  Charlecote Park?

Find out the answers to these questions and many more.

Packed full of fascinating information and archive material, with the full support of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Featuring music by the Shakespeare’s Globe Musicians.

Period cameo scenes literally bringing Shakespeare back to life!

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