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Shakespeare fans and scholars may be surprised to discover the total lunacy of the Bard’'s mysterious “lost years,” when Bill Shakespeare, a clueless country lute player, gets kicked out of his Stratford-on-Avon band and follows his dreams to London. Facts meet hilarious farce when Bill’s early attempts at playwriting make him a pawn in the Spanish plot to steal the English throne. You'’ll laugh at the loopiness of this irreverent take on the Bard’s rise to fame, starring Damian Lewis (Wolf Hall, Billions, Homeland) and a wacky, Monty Python-style cast.

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Celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary with this hilarious comedy about the playwright's mysterious lost years. Bill Shakespeare is a hapless lute player with a big dream. When his bandmates kick him out of their group, Bill leaves his wife and kids behind to seek fame and fortune in the big city of London. He'’s written a great work for the stage and he’s certain he’ll prove all his doubters wrong. Little does he know, however, his play is merely a guise for King Phillip II of Spain to try to steal the throne of his mortal enemy, Queen Elizabeth! Laughter abounds in this offbeat Monty Pythonesque farce about everyone's favorite bard. Stars Damian Lewis.  

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Format: DVD
Run Time: Approx. 94 minutes
Region: Region 1
Starring: Matthew Baynton; Helen McCrory; Damian Lewis
Cast: <p>Mathew Baynton (The Wrong Mans), Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders, Penny Dreadful), Damian Lewis <em>(Homeland, Billions) </p>
Editorial Reviews: <p>“Imagine Shakespeare in love with Monty Python” – The Independent</p> <p>“Daft fun for all the family” - Daily Express</p>
ISBN: 883929534975
Number of Discs: 1