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The Pattern of Painful Adventures by Stephen Wakelam
Directed by Jeremy Mortimer
BBC Radio 3 - Drama on 3 - 30.11.2008
Length 90mins


Antony Sher portrays William Shakespeare. It's 1607 and the playwright is at the peak of his powers - and at a turning point. In his day to day life, there are a number of pressing problems - not least his younger brother who has a sick, illegitimate child and is in need of a job. The play marries real life events in Shakespeare's life with surprising developments in his work.


  • Antony Sher
  • Will Keen
  • Helen Longworth
  • Stephen Critchlow
  • Chris Pavlo
  • Robert Lonsdale
  • Joseph Kloska