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William Shakespeare

Synopsis
Documentary recounting the life and times of Shakespeare. Embarrassing dramatised reconstructions of life in Elizabethan England are given some intellectual rigour in the interspersed observations by Dr Robert Smallwood (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust) and Professor Stanley Wells (Shakespeare Institute).
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
9 Jul 2006 at 20:00 (Channel: ITV3)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Director
Jeremy Freeston
Producer
Jeremy Freeston
Writer
Michael Leighton
Contributor
Brian Blessed; Robert Smallwood; Stanley Wells; Terry Molloy
Cast
Danny DaviesWilliam Shakespeare
Hu PryceBen Jonson

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
biographies; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
The film was produced in 1995; first showing on British television 9 July 2006 on ITV3.

Production Company

Name

Cromwell Productions Ltd

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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