ALL Is True is a film which explores the retirement of English playwright Shakespeare. Here's everything you need to know about when it's out and who stars in it... When is All Is True released? All Is True will be released in the UK on February 8, 2019. It will also be the opening feature at the 2019 Palm Springs Film Festival. The movie has been written by Ben Elton. He also wrote the sitcom Upstart Crow in which Shakespeare is played by David Mitchell. What is All Is True about? All Is True is about Shakespeare's life post-retirement. The synopsis reads: "The year is 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. "But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. "Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife and daughters. "In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine … [Read more...] about All is True – what’s the Shakespeare movie’s release date, who’s in the cast and what’s it about?
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In our Play Talk series, playwrights discuss the joys and struggles of the writing life. This week, Robert Icke talks about his work adapting classic plays, including his upcoming new version of Ibsen's The Wild Duck which opens at the Almeida Theatre next week. What was the first play to make you want to write plays? Richard III by William Shakespeare. Mind you, I still haven’t written an entirely original play. What was your background to becoming a writer? I was one of those kids who was always scribbling ‘stories’ onto computer paper and my parents distracted me from trouble by giving me books to read. In terms of theatre, my dad took me on the formative pilgrimage to Sheffield Crucible (1.5 hours each way by car) when I was in my mid-teens and a bit later I was lucky to be a young person when London theatre was in a real golden age – I used to come down with my railcard from Darlington station, pick up a £10 ticket to a … [Read more...] about Robert Icke on The Wild Duck, doubts and his favourite show of 2018
14 films that would be incredibly boring if they stayed true to their title BelfastTelegraph.co.uk What’s in a name? That famous question posed by Juliet to Romeo comes in a play by William Shakespeare whose title is in fact relatively self-explanatory – but stories aren’t always so true to their name. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/viral/14-films-that-would-be-incredibly-boring-if-they-stayed-true-to-their-title-37421151.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/viral/article37421130.ece/ff577/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_7afed870-d81d-496c-9178-45e94699bf86_1 Email What’s in a name? That famous question posed by Juliet to Romeo comes in a play by William Shakespeare whose title is in fact relatively self-explanatory – but stories aren’t always so true to their name. For example, if you were just given the title of many films without any background knowledge or understanding they may sound entirely different from the actual movie … [Read more...] about 14 films that would be incredibly boring if they stayed true to their title
Autumn is here and time to turn over a new leaf as a colourful array of children’s books hits the shelves. Marvel at a giant book of inspirational nature poems, learn about the creative world of engineering, enjoy the thrills of a deep, dark and epic new adventure series, meet some truly amazing (but very dead) monarchs, and head off with a mischievous witch.Age 5 plus:National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree: A Nature Poem for Every Day of the YearFiona Waters and Frann Preston-GannonThe best poems are written not just for one day… but for every day of the year!Children’s publisher Nosy Crow has been collaborating with the National Trust on some exciting and inventive books to inspire youngsters to enjoy the outdoors, and this glorious landmark poetry book sees the partnership well and truly flourishing.Lavishly illustrated throughout by award-winning Frann Preston-Gannon, and curated by anthologist by Fiona Waters, I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree is a … [Read more...] about Powerful poems, engineering feats and fabulous fantasy
Lifestyle / Entertainment by Press Association 21/08/2018, 12:02 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Comedian and actor David Mitchell has said that opportunities for working class actors have worsened after a period where they appeared to be growing. Mitchell, 44, was speaking ahead of the new series of Ben Elton-penned sitcom Upstart Crow, in which he stars as playwright William Shakespeare as he tries to launch his career from humble beginnings. Mitchell was asked if he thought there were some parallels between the difficulties Shakespeare had in his early career and with working class actors hoping to enter the profession. The Would I Lie To You? panellist agreed that the lot of those from less privileged backgrounds had not improved in recent years. Mitchell told the Press Association: “I think the situation is, it isn’t improving. It improved for a long time and now it’s getting worse … [Read more...] about David Mitchell says opportunities for working class actors have worsened