Upstart Crow | Sweet Sorrow

Shakespearean sitcom: Romeo and Juliet is finally finished and the only problem now is who will play the young lovers. Burbage and Condell see themselves in the title roles of course, but is there a polite way for Will to tell them they may no longer look like young teenage lovers? And if they can't do it, who can? Kate would give anything to take to the stage, but she can't possibly be Juliet as she is a girl and lady-acting is illegal in Tudor England. And there is a lot riding on this play - Will's company are in desperate need of a new patron to protect them or the Puritans will close the theatre down, an outcome that Robert Greene is distinctly keen on bringing about as soon as possible.


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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