Judi Dench is his wife Anne Hathaway, wearied into resilient impassivity by grief, the unfairness of life and an awful secret. Ian McKellen has a colossal, emphatically wigged cameo as the ageing Earl of Southampton. All Is True is sentimental, theatrical, likable — and unfashionable. There are certain structural similarities between All Is True and Upstart Crow, although William and Anne are more muted and autumnal here. The stroppiness of the daughter — in this case Judith, sister of Susanna — continues unabated, but is repurposed dramatically. Dench is enigmatic and stoic as Anne; and Kathryn Wilder is an angry and unreconciled Judith.
All Is True review – Kenneth Branagh and Ben Elton's poignant Bard biopic
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Profile: The star of the Iron Man movies, health guru and red-carpet provocateur, provokes wildly differing reactions. Who is she really, this American in London? She has dressed everyone from Elizabeth I to Shakespeare, from lovelorn housewives to gangster dandies. What kind of a man was Shakespeare? A cold husband and a cruel father — or quite the party man? Patrick Stewart and Simon Callow, who are recreating his life in two very different productions, talk to Andrew Dickson.
Ravished by Shakespeare
A question worth a better answer. Constantly introducing young children to the magical works of nature will further increase the willingness to engage in playful activities as well as broaden their interactions with their peers. According to a new research study published in Frontiers in Psychology , being connected to nature and physically touching animals and flowers enable children to be happier and altruistic in nature.
William Shakespeare was the R-rated writer of his time. His plays were potentially more sexy than any E. James novel and oft-times more violent than any Quentin Tarantino film. The words of the Bard make up a universal language, one that can unite cultures with their themes and conflicts. And, more importantly to this blogger, William Shakespeare changed my life.