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Internet Shakespeare Editions

Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Will Shakespeare (aka Life of Shakespeare) (1978, Mark Cullingham)

TitleWill Shakespeare (aka Life of Shakespeare)
Release LocationsUK
DirectorMark Cullingham
MediumColor video with sound


A television mini series divided into six one-hour episodes.

Performance Chronicle Gatekeeper — Added 2009-08-27

Cast Overview

Queen ElizabethPatience Collier
Jack RiceRon Cook
Henry CondellRichard Cordery
William ShakespeareTim Curry
Richard BurbagePaul Freeman
Augustine PhillipsMichael Hadley
Sam CrosseRonald Herdman
Alex CookeJohn Normington
Anne ShakespeareMeg Wynn Owen
Jack HemingeRoger Lloyd Pack
William KempeDerek Royle

Production Team and Crew Overview

Director (3 episodes)Mark Cullingham
Director (2 episodes)Robert Knights
Director (1 episode)Peter Wood
ProducerCecil Clarke
Production DesignMichael Bailey
Production DesignHenry Graveney
Costume DesignDavid Walker
MusicRichard Hill
WriterJohn Mortimer

Production information courtesy of: Performance Chronicle Gatekeeper [website]