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 William Shakespeare (6 episodes, 1978)
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 Dick Burbage (6 episodes, 1978)
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 Alex Cooke / ... (6 episodes, 1978)
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 Jack Rice (6 episodes, 1978)
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 Henry Condell (6 episodes, 1978)
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 Sam Crosse (6 episodes, 1978)
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 Jack Heminge (6 episodes, 1978)
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 Augustine Phillips (5 episodes, 1978)
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 William Kempe (5 episodes, 1978)
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 Earl of Southampton (4 episodes, 1978)
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 Hamnet Sadler (3 episodes, 1978)
Matthew Taylor ...
 Hercules (3 episodes, 1978)
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Life of Shakespeare  »

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Will Shakespeare Must Be Rolling Over in His Grave...
1 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, with all due respect to the brilliant actors associated with this production I must heartily disagree with the previous good review, evidently penned by a rabid Tim Curry fan, of this disenchanting mini-series. I felt Ian McShane, in particular, was totally wasted in his role -as Marlowe- and although Tim Curry did the best that could be done, with the sub par material, he was altogether forgettable in the lead. The ambling, misguided, largely fictional account of William Shakespeare's life was aided somewhat by adequate production values, but was not worthy of being aired on prime-time TV, in the US. In fact the ABC network considered showing it, at one point, but was rightfully disappointed with its clumsy, substandard contents. View it if you must, Tim Curry aficionados, but everyone else, I just thought you should be warned...


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