What a piece of work was William Shakespeare! The world's greatest dramatist is known as never before in this illuminating, four-part historical series. The Bard's youth, the turbulent historical times in which he lived, his years of celebrity and success─all are explored in this riveting assemblage of interviews, stunning location photography, and sequences with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Michael Wood hosts. 4 hrs. total on two discs. Soundtrack: English; featurette.