In Kenneth Allen’s dramatization William Shakespeare, the life of the greatest playwright who lived takes the center stage.
We first encounter young Shakespeare leaving his family in Stratford for London. Soon he is invited to join the Rose theater, which was one of London’s first covered theaters. The listener sees the young Bard befriending the local actors and directors in the 16th century London and then creating the plays and poems which have made him an immortal on the page.
This entertaining, enlightening dramatization skillfully mixes narration with dramatic recreations of Shakespeare’s early interactions in London and performances of scenes from his plays.