An alert reader alerted me to the existence of Bill. And I'm extraordinary pleased to pass along the alert.
This odd, quirky, hilarious version of Shakespeare's lost years provides an imaginative account of how Shakespeare found the right career.
Let me offer you two sample scenes to convince you of its merits. In the first, Bill is summarily dismissed from his position of lead lute in a group called Mortal Coil.
I think the Back to the Future flavor of the scene is deliberate.
The next clip offers a musical take on many of Shakespeare's dramatic themes:
I'm sure that I've convinced you, but I could also mention the intrigue of Philip II of Spain attempting to infiltrate England, the tension of Anne Shakespeare's interaction with her husband, the mentorship Kit Marlowe provides the young Bill, and the musical thrill that is "Dueling Lutes."
Give this version of the lost years a try—it will not disappoint.
Links: The Film at IMDB.