William would be the greatest playwright of all time, if only someone noticed. The Earl of Southampton agrees to propel him to the top, but is he willing to pay the price for his success?
A married playwright trying to placate his bitter wife and his impatient patron who repeatedly ignores the lust-filled gaze of his servant? If this is not the plot of an Elizabethan tragi-comedy, then what is?
This is not a play for the novice. It’s written in an iambic pentameter style, like Shakespeare’s own verse and contains many of the bard’s plot devices including men dressing up as women, and ghosts. But William aims to twist the genre into a more modern setting. There’s betrayal and lust, promises made and promises broken and through it all, a man who seeks to be the greatest playwright ever known; if only he’d paid attention to his personal life, instead of losing himself in the fantasy worlds of his own stories. This is the story of real-life legend. But, perhaps, not the one he would have told.
There are currently no productions of William taking place.