For people not familiar with Shakespeare or just have a cursory knowledge of Shakespeare, This is a perfect introductory to most of the plays. For those people who know most of the major Shakespeare plays. This is a perfect introductory to some of the more less well-known Shakespeare plays.
The focus of this presentation as you can see from the title "Shakespeare's Women" focuses mostly on the women's roles, many of which were played by Claire Bloom herself. We are lucky to have Claire Bloom is the narrator and introducer as whom else would know better of the evolution of Shakespeare plays, then Claire Bloom?
Another great advantage of this presentation is just having Claire Bloom as the single narrator instead of a whole bunch of sound bites were we bounce off of one so-called expert to the next so-called expert and back again and back again.
Many of the film clips are from movies and recorded plays that I have seen but there are quite a few were new to me and I am not sure where I can get them. This alone is worth purchasing this documentary.