SHAKESPEARE'S DIARIES

VIVRE FILMS - as PROD

Action/Adventure - Development 2007


    • Year of production
    • 2007
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Synopsis
    • Dashing to the aid of an injured builder, Doctor Crispin Shakespeare stumbles across a startling archaeological find in the centre of modern Stratford. A hastily assembled team of scientists struggle to salvage the site whilst all the world’s media converges on England. Several books have been found and it appears that they represent the long lost diaries of William Shakespeare.
      Thinking that his role in the story is over, the young doctor focuses on his own life. Crispin is massively in debt and his job in his uncle’s medical practise seems unable to fund his lifestyle. Through his connections with the Royal Shakespeare Company, he offers to rent out a room in his cottage to Lucy, a young American actress. Whilst Lucy rehearses for her part in Julius Caeser, Crispin prepares his own spoof play for performance at the Edinburgh fringe festival. All seems well until Lucy’s old flame, Arthur arrives from the States and the books mysteriously disappear. As the police begin a fruitless search for the books, Crispin departs for the Edinburgh fringe festival with a party of amateur actors. Once there, he inadvertently foils Arthur’s plans but discovers that the American master thief still has designs on Lucy. Realising that Arthur is about to steal both the valuable manuscripts and Lucy, Crispin leaps into action and pursues his foe across the British Isles.
      In order to confirm that the manuscripts date back to Elizabethan times, Crispin takes a small sample of paper to his friend Tom, who is an archaeologist at Cambridge. Carbon 14 dating confirms the era and Crispin is now directed to the Globe Theatre in London. There he is assisted by his old college friend, Roger.
      Chasing Arthur’s gang along the river Thames, Crispin and Roger are captured by their enemies and left to die, but the doctor escapes by giving a medical consultation to the villains and manages to board the aircraft in which Arthur intends to make his getaway.
      In a daring airborne gunfight, Crispin manages to save Lucy but looses all but one of the books.
      Dashing to the aid of an injured builder, Doctor Crispin Shakespeare stumbles across a startling archaeological find in the centre of modern Stratford. A hastily assembled team of scientists struggle to salvage the site whilst all the world’s media converges on England. Several books have been found and it appears that they represent the long lost diaries of William Shakespeare.
      Thinking that his role in the story is over, the young doctor focuses on his own life. Crispin is massively in debt and his job in his uncle’s medical practise seems unable to fund his lifestyle. Through his connections with the Royal Shakespeare Company, he offers to rent out a room in his cottage to Lucy, a young American actress. Whilst Lucy rehearses for her part in Julius Caeser, Crispin prepares his own spoof play for performance at the Edinburgh fringe festival. All seems well until Lucy’s old flame, Arthur arrives from the States and the books mysteriously disappear. As the police begin a fruitless search for the books, Crispin departs for the Edinburgh fringe festival with a party of amateur actors. Once there, he inadvertently foils Arthur’s plans but discovers that the American master thief still has designs on Lucy. Realising that Arthur is about to steal both the valuable manuscripts and Lucy, Crispin leaps into action and pursues his foe across the British Isles.
      In order to confirm that the manuscripts date back to Elizabethan times, Crispin takes a small sample of paper to his friend Tom, who is an archaeologist at Cambridge. Carbon 14 dating confirms the era and Crispin is now directed to the Globe Theatre in London. There he is assisted by his old college friend, Roger.
      Chasing Arthur’s gang along the river Thames, Crispin and Roger are captured by their enemies and left to die, but the doctor escapes by giving a medical consultation to the villains and manages to board the aircraft in which Arthur intends to make his getaway.
      In a daring airborne gunfight, Crispin manages to save Lucy but looses all but one of the books.
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