- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 25, 2006
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Kultur Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
"Famous Authors" examines the men and women behind the words that brought them literary kudos.
In "William Shakespeare," viewers learn how the 16th century poet and playwright started a theater troupe with friends in the late 1500s -- and went on to become arguably the most influential writer of Western literature.
The prolific artist penned over a dozen comedies and tragedies in the fruitful period between 1588 and 1597. The names of his plays read like a list of the Great Works of the English Language: "Romeo & Juliet," "Macbeth," "The Tempest," "Hamlet," and many more.
What some readers might not know is that the bard also wrote many romantic sonnets near the end of his life.
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