Upstart Crow | Food of Love

Will Shakespeare takes it badly when everybody tells him his new play about two sets of identical twins separated at birth and given the same names is rather far-fetched, until he hits on a sure-fire way to stop any audience minding when the plot gets really ridiculous - make it a musical. In fact, he is going to make it the first ever musical! And to really guarantee a hit he wants to use the songs of Thomas Morley, a rocking, rolling, madrigal-composing, tax-avoiding Tudor music legend. But what with Morley's ego and the sabotaging efforts of Will's deadly rival Robert Greene, success looks far from guaranteed.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Entertainment
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Duration: 30'00''
  • Broadcast date: 2017

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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