Draft script of parts 1-4 of L'Uomo Shakespeare e' con noi (The Man Shakespeare is With Us), a proposed drama about the life of Shakespeare.

Scope and Content

The title page of each of the four parts of the drama contain the following information (in italian): "The Man Shakespeare is with Us": The Life and Times of William Shakespeare. A Television Series from Anthony Burgess's "Shakespeare". Written by Anthony Burgess. Produced by Vincenzo Labella for I.T.C. Incorporated Television Company and RAI - Radiotelevisione Italiana.

The four parts of the drama are titled as follows:

1) Part One: "L'ambiziosa Cornacchia" (The Upstart Crow).

2) Part Two: "Incantevole Amico" (Fair Friend)

3) Part Three: "L'amante brune" (Dark Mistress).

4) Part Four: "Morte di un piccolo cigne" (Death of a Cygnet).

The original typescript (of which this is a photocopy) contains handwritten corrections by an unknown person.

For a ?later? draft of parts one, three and four, see AB/ARCH/A/SHA/12.