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Will Shakespeare
Will Shakespeare
Actor: Tim Curry
Director: Mark Cullingham;Robert Knights
Genres: Drama, Television
UR     2008     5hr 3min

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 SH...  more »


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Actor: Tim Curry
Director: Mark Cullingham;Robert Knights
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Period Piece, Television
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 12/16/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 5hr 3min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Will Shakespeare, wonderful!
J. Arena | 01/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This 6 part video set is truly a master peice! Tim Curry in the role of a young Shakespeare (he does age in this, by the way) is magnificent. The scenery and a co-actors are wonderful and truly real life. I highly recommend buying this, though it is expensive . . . :( Ah well, 6 tapes, each an hour long full of Tim and everything is grand!"
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Tim Curry is truly wonderful in his portrayal of William Shakespeare. The 6 tape set focuses on the life of Shakespeare, from his humble beginning being from a poor family in Stratford Upon Avon; to going to London (and seems to be hiding from his wife and children), to a talented playwrite. On his way to being famous, he is befriended by the Earl of Southampton, lives through the black plague, some personal tragedies, and writes some of the best plays and poems of all time. Tim does age in this from a handsome young and middle age Shakespeare to the balding Shakespeare that we have all seen depicted in our English Literature books in High School.This movie is extremely hard to find and quite expensive, but well worth the time put into finding it and the money spent to buy it."
Where's the DVD?
J. Arena | Williamsburg, VA | 11/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This production is a masterpiece, and Tim Curry is as good an actor as ... well... Tim Curry can only be!

Brilliantly written and acted, with marvelous costumes, this is a must for any lover of history, the stage ... and, in case I didn't mention -- Tim Curry!

Surprisingly good, IMHO
Yet Another Bob | Alexandria, VA | 09/14/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Perhaps my lowered expectations helped here, but I enjoyed this a great deal. It may be speculative fiction of a sort, but it's based on premises all Shakespeare fans have thought about at length. The first tape was good, but by the end of the third tape, it had me completely. VHS quality bothered me far more than the made-for-tv production values. MANY good performances in this, IMHO. BTW, I'm not a Curry zealot, I've never even seen Rocky Horror."