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CBC Drama Special

William Shakespeare and his company of actors are brought together with the formidable Queen Elizabeth I in a remarkable encounter on the night of April 22, 1616, hours before the execution of Elizabeth’s former lover, Essex. Through the course of the evening, actor Ned Lowenscroft, famous for his female roles in Sharkespeare’s plays, very touchingly teaches the Queen to be more of a woman, while the Queen helps Ned be more of a man. Part history lesson, part theatrical insight, the play is a beautifully crafted Shakespeare-like work with poignant reflections on grief, love, friendship and art. Compelling performances are delivered by Diane D’Aquila as Queen Elizabeth, Peter Hutt as Shakespeare and Brent Carver as Ned Lowenscroft.

  • 2003
  • 01:30:43
  • 15-17
Drama , Literature
Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603 -- Television adaptations [LCSH], Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Television adaptations [LCSH], Arts -- Study and teaching [LCSH], Drama [LCSH], Literature [LCSH]
Barbara Willis Sweete (Director) , Niv Fichman (Producer) , Daniel Iron (Producer) , Jennifer Jonas (Producer)
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