Simon Callow was on the Leonard Lopate Show talking about playing everyone from Hamlet to Juliet in the play "Being Shakespeare." You might know him from his roles in the movies "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "A Room with a View." He shared some of his favorite things with us—he had fabulous handwriting.
Actor, author, and director Simon Callow discusses his role in the new play “Being Shakespeare.” Written and researched by preeminent Shakespeare scholar Jonathan Bate, Shakespeare’s prose is layered with British history and culture, providing a comprehensive picture of how Shakespeare’s childhood, schooling, and life during the Elizabethan period would have inspired his characters. Callow is the author if 16 books and has starred in the films "Amadeus," "A Room with a View," "Shakespeare in Love," "Four Weddings and a Funeral," among others. “Being Shakespeare” is playing at BAM April 4-14.