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DVD: Sweet William My Life With Shakespeare

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Friends Newsletter, Summer 2013, Emma Mulveagh


Michael Pennington’s solo show about Shakespeare, Sweet William, has been acclaimed throughout Europe and in the US as a unique blend of showmanship and scholarship. Full of illuminating and unrivalled insights into the plays that Pennington has spent over twenty thousand hours working as an actor, an artistic director and a director, this recently released DVD captures all the entertaining interpretations of character and scene and vivid reflections on Shakespeare’s theatre from the one-man show. Hailed aas a master class of the most enjoyable kind, the film was shot live at LAMDA at the end of 2012 and is now available in The Shakespeare Bookshop.

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