The life of William Shakespeare before he became famous.

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 Will (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Kate (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Bottom (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Anne (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Greene (6 episodes, 2016)
Helen Monks ...
 Susanna (6 episodes, 2016)
Paula Wilcox ...
 Mary (6 episodes, 2016)
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 John (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Burbage (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Condell (6 episodes, 2016)
Spencer Jones ...
 Kempe (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Marlowe (5 episodes, 2016)
Tom Edden ...
 Clerk / ... (2 episodes, 2016)
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The life of William Shakespeare before he became famous.

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The title of the series refers to a pamphlet published in 1592 in which playwright and poet Robert Green refers to William Shakespeare as an "upstart crow." See more »

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Referenced in Too Much TV: Episode #1.22 (2016) See more »

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Upstartling
26 May 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

You have to be educated enough to understand Shakespeare to get a lot of the jokes. If you are not I understand why you would turn it off in thirty seconds. But this does not make it less worthy as there are plenty of people smart enough to get the bard and do, and love it. This is not a programme who people who watch BGT would enjoy, it presumes you are clever which we need more of. The mass stupefaction to appeal to the masses is a race to the bottom. Brilliant we need more of this. BBC be brave. You have to be educated enough to understand Shakespeare to get a lot of the jokes. If you are not I understand why you would turn it off in thirty seconds. But this does not make it less worthy as there are plenty of people smart enough to get the bard and do, and love it. This is not a programme who people who watch BGT would enjoy, it presumes you are clever which we need more of. The mass stupefaction to appeal to the masses is a race to the bottom. Brilliant we need more of this. BBC be brave.


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