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The Life of Shakespeare isn't entirely successful, it doesn't completely get under the skin of some of Shakespeare's life and some of the relationships could have been further explored perhaps. But it was much better than I expected, I to be honest wasn't actually expecting it to be good, despite being a fan of Tim Curry and some of the other cast members.
Even with the flaws, this series wasn't in my opinion bad at all and a lot compensates. Despite me being a big Tim Curry fan, I was not sure at all whether he would work as Shakespeare. But in a very strong and appealing performance, and he is also very sexy here, he does. Curry is well supported by Paul Freeman, Ian McShane and particularly Nicholas Clay who steals the show a number of times.
The sets, costumes and photography are nothing grand or lavish, nor did they need to be. They still look great though, and stick true to the period. I also liked the 17th century lilt to the music too, the witty and intelligent writing and the stylish direction especially in the first episode.
All in all, surprisingly good series and an interesting one too. For Shakespeare fans, you will either love it or hate it, for Tim Curry fans, it is a treat! 8/10 Bethany Cox
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