Satirical Blackadderesque sitcom about how friends, family, historical circumstances, and his arch-rival Robert Greene, who first coined the derogatory term "upstart crow", influenced William Shakespeare to write his famous plays.
Did You Know?
Anne Hathaway, William Shakespeare's wife, was eight years older than him. Lisa Tarbuck, who played Anne, is ten years older than David Mitchell, who played Will. See more
In the first episode, Will's daughter, Susanna, is said to be 13. Susanna was baptized May 26, 1583, placing the episode (and the series) around 1596. Yet, Christopher Marlowe (who was killed in 1593) is portrayed as still being alive. See more
Referenced in Too Much TV: Episode #1.22