Upstart Crow

January 2019

Season 3, Episode 3 (If You Prick Us Do We Not Bleed?)

4.0 1 x
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 ground-breaking character of Shylock?

Season 3, Episode 2 (Wild Laughter In The Throat Of Death)

3.0 1 x
Greene hits on an ingenious new way to destroy Will's reputation, by excluding him from his high-brow literary set. The players need another box-office smash, and as luck would have it, Will does have an idea for a comedy.

Season 3, Episode 1 (Lord, What Fools These Mortals Be!)

4.0 2 x
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?
April 2018

Season 2, Episode 6 (Sweet Sorrow)

3.0 12 x
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. (Final)

Season 2, Episode 5 (Beware My Sting)

3.0 7 x
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.

Season 2, Episode 4 (Food For Love)

3.0 12 x
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.
March 2018

Season 2, Episode 3 (I Did Adore A Twinkling Star)

4.0 8 x
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!

Season 2, Episode 2 (I Know Thee Not, Old Man)

4.0 9 x
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.

Season 2, Episode 1 (The Green-eyed Monster)

3.0 17 x
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.

Season 1, Episode 6 (The Quality Of Mercy)

3.0 19 x
There's money to be made investing in cargos from the New World: but while Marlowe invests in tobacco and potato products, Will would rather invest in building a new theatre.