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

A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets (2005)

In 1609, William Shakespeare published a collection of 154 sonnets, creating what is arguably the greatest lyric sequence in English literature - and at the center of this masterpiece lies a mystery that has endured for centuries. What are the identities of “the young man” and “the dark lady” to whom all but two of the sonnets allude? This moving performance brings to life the gritty reality of Shakespeare’s England, bits of the Bard’s plays and poems, and the consummate poet and dramatist himself as it exposes these personages unseen but so keenly felt in Shakespeare’s sonnets and in his life. Rupert Graves, Tom Sturridge, Indira Varma, Anna Chancellor, and Zoë Wanamaker star. Contains mature themes and explicit language. Some content may be objectionable. Produced by the Open University.

Writing:
  • William Boyd
Directing:
  • John McKay
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  • Release Date: 2005-11-22
  • Language: English | Français
  • Country: GB
  • Runtime: 86

Tom Sturridge

William Herbert

Nicholas Rowe

Richard Burbage

Tom Mison

Young Blood

Zoë Wanamaker

Countess of Pembroke

Andrew Tiernan

Ben Jonson

Nicky Henson

John Shakespeare

Indira Varma

Lucie "The dark lady"

Rupert Graves

William Shakespeare

Anna Chancellor

Anne Hathaway

Tom Hiddleston

John Hall

Camilla Arfwedson

Lucie's Maid

Joanne McCallin

Street Hoare

Ian Hughes

Thomas Thorpe
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