Will has finished Romeo and Juliet but now there's a lot of competition for who will play Juliet. Kate feels the part should be hers. If only lady-acting weren't against the law.
Will's pleased with his new play The Taming of the Shrew. But for some reason, the story of a strong-willed lady humiliated by a man doesn't go down well with any of the women in Will's life.
Will's invented an amazing new dramatic form: the musical. Problem is he needs the help of the greatest songwriter of the age, Thomas Morley, and he's got some ideas of his own.
Will has to write a romance set in an exotic foreign location. Meanwhile, Kate has fallen for Marlowe but he's off to an exotic foreign location. Is inspiration on the way? All aboard for Verona.
When Will's bullying former school teacher invites himself to stay, Will has to confront the demons of his childhood, but it soon turns out there's a lot more at stake, including Will's life.
Will wants to up his family's social standing, so when a Moorish Prince comes to town, he plans to use him to impress the nobility. But things go very awry when a hanky gets into the wrong hands.
There's money to be made investing in cargo from the New World: but while Marlowe invests in tobacco and potato products, Will would rather invest in building a new theatre.
The plague leads Will and his friends to escape to the family home in Stratford. On the way, they meet three witches who have some surprising predictions to make about Will's future, leading to a very serious case of house envy.
Will has completed his final sonnet and senses literary immortality just around the corner. But will the fair youth and the dark lady like them as much as he hopes?
Will hopes to move up in the world when he is invited to Lord Southampton's party. But what should a poorly educated country boy wear to London's poshest do?
Will's new play is about to be presented to Queen Elizabeth when it goes missing. As the finger of suspicion points at his best friend, Marlowe, can Will come up with a way to recover his stolen masterpiece?
Will Shakespeare struggles to find inspiration for Romeo while, at the same time, having to deal with an angry actor, a very annoying house guest, and his family's not terribly helpful script suggestions.
The day of Will's son Hamnet's confirmation is approaching, but Will faces a dilemma when it turns out to be on the same night of the London Theatre Awards, and he thinks he may be in with a chance of a prize.
Will is writing a play about the life of Julius Caesar. The only problem is how to deal with his assassination. Her Majesty is not likely to approve of any play about doing in the head of state.
With the great fug making London too smelly to stay in, Will and his friends have all come to Stratford. Will hopes for some peace and quiet so he can write, but there's very little peace to be had.
Will looks forward to an age when anti-immigrant rioting is long-gone. As it happens, Will's newest play The Merchant of Venice is also about an oppressed outsider - but who will play the character Shylock?
Greene hits on an ingenious way to destroy Will's reputation, excluding him from his high-brow literary set. The players need another hit, and as luck would have it, Will has an idea for a comedy.
Will is just finishing A Midsummer Night's Dream, a tale of love potions, enchantment and a wood full of fairies. He's pleased with how realistic it is as he based it on his own experience, but is it lacking a little comedy?
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