Michael Pennington's solo show, Sweet William - My Life with Shakespeare.
Michael Pennington's solo Shakespeare show Sweet William, filmed here with a live audience, has been acclaimed throughout Europe and in the US as a unique blend of showmanship and scholarship. It is illuminated throughout by the unrivalled insights that Pennington has gained from the 20,000 hours he has spent working on the plays as a leading actor, an artistic director and a director. With practical analysis, wonderfully detailed and entertaining interpretations of characters and scenes and vivid reflections on Shakespeare's theatre and ours, the result is a master class of the most enjoyable kind for anyone interested in Shakespeare.
A delightful and illuminating show from one of our finest actors. He speaks the verse beautifully, with an understanding that illuminates even the knottiest passages, savouring its richness and variety but also showing how it works... What a superb and constantly stimulating guide Pennington proves... warm, wise and illuminating. Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph
Certificate E (Exempt)
Running Time 97 mins
Main Language English
Number of Discs 1