William Shakespeare is regarded as the greatest poet and playwright ever to have written in English or any other language. Although Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day his reputation did not rise to its current heights until the 19th century.
This documentary is an introductory glimpse into the poet’s life, where he was born, whom he married, where he lived and died, all set against the quaint backdrop of the Elizabethan town of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England. Also see Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre where has been recreated and stands on the banks of the Thames, on the very site of the original theatre. He was husband to Anne Hathaway and father to three children. While little more is known of his personal life this documentary captures the significant locations, houses, churches, theatres and other landmarks of Shakespeare’s life while extracts from his plays and poetry are heard.