A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets

In 1609, William Shakespeare published a collection of 154 sonnets, creating what is arguably the greatest lyric sequence in English literature. But what are the identities of 'the young man' and 'the dark lady' to whom all but two of the sonnets allude? This drama imagines the characters and events that lie at the heart of one of literature's most enduring mysteries. Stars Rupert Graves, Tom Sturridge, Indira Varma, Anna Chancellor and Zoe Wanamaker.

Year: 2005
Genre: Shakespeare, TV Drama, Television Shows
Country: UK
Director: John McKay
Starring: Indira Varma, Nicholas Rowe, Rupert Graves, Zoe Wanamaker, Tom Sturridge, Anna Chancellor, Andrew Tiernan, Alan Williams, Nicky Henson
Duration: 90 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains offensive language and sexual references.
Location in store: Alice's Playhouse (Shakespeare)



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