A king and his lords form an austere academy, swearing to have no
contact with women for three years. But when the Princess of
neighbouring France arrives with her female attendants, their
pledge is quickly placed under strain.
William Shakespeare was born in late April 1564 in
Stratford-upon-Avon and died in 1616. He is widely regarded as the
greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent
Stanley Wells is Emeritus Professor of the University of Birmingham and Honorary President of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
John Kerrigan is a lecturer in English at Cambridge University.
Nick Walton is Shakespeare Courses Development Manager at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Praise for William Shakespeare: Complete Works: "A feast of literary and historical information." -The Wall Street Journal