Simon Callow stars in this one-man show which takes a look at the life and career of renowned English playwright William Shakespeare. Written by Jonathan Bate, the play's structure was inspired by the 'Seven Ages of Man' speech from 'As You Like It', portraying Shakespeare's life from beginning to end and combining his story with extracts from many of his works such as 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Hamlet', 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', 'King Lear' and 'The Tempest'.
'Callow and Shakespeare: a brilliant combination.' --The Times No. 1 Critic's Choice
'A copy of this DVD should be placed alongside the Gideon Bible in every hotel room within ten miles of Stratford Upon Avon ... This is the perfect souvenir for those who have seen the play 'live', a 'must have' purchase for any theatre lover and the perfect introduction to England's most famous writer for absolutely everybody.' --Theatre Monkey
'A memorable multidimensional picture of Shakespeare, steeped in scholarship and love.' --The Guardian