In Search of Shakespeare (2003)

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Released 6-Oct-2004
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He is the most famous of Englishmen, and yet our biographical knowledge of William Shakespeare has always been scant. Now Michael Wood - with the help of Olivier Award-winning director, Gregory Doran, leading actors of the Royal Shakespeare Company and many other real-life witnesses - unravels the mysteries and tells the full story of the great bard.

His times: He lived through the Spanish Armada, the Gunpowder Plot, the colonisation of the New World and England's Cultural Revolution.

His politics: In Elizabeth I's police state the bitter Catholic-Protestant feud dogs his life.

His youth: A privileged childhood ends with his father's ruin. Instead of university the 14-year-old is forced to go to work.

His loves: A father at 18, an infatuation with an aristocratic teenage boy and a passionate sexual affair with a married dark-skinned musician.

His 'lost years': What turned Shakespeare from an efficient jobbing playwright into the best writer anyone had ever seen?

His career: How he left the Queen's Men to make his fortune in London, established the Globe and made his name "for all time".

His plays: From inn courtyard to royal court - what his plays meant to his actors, his audience and his wallet.

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Starring
Michael Wood
Directed by
David Wallace
Music
Howard Davidson
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
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Dual
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Documentary 2003 215:08 (Case: 220) 576i (PAL) 1 2 3 4 5 6
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Widescreen 1.75:1, 16x9 Enhanced
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English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
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