Satirical Blackadderesque sitcom about how friends, family, historical circumstances, and his arch-rival Robert Greene, who first coined the derogatory term "upstart crow", influenced William Shakespeare to write his famous plays.
Did You Know?
The character Kempe, continuously bragging of his time in the Italian theatre (based upon the famous actor of the time) is a parody of Ricky Gervais, a famously self-promoting actor and self-styled comedian. See more
In the first episode, Will's daughter, Susanna, is said to be 13. Susanna was baptized May 26, 1583, placing the episode (and the series) around 1596. Yet, Christopher Marlowe (who was killed in 1593) is portrayed as still being alive. See more