There’s a lot of Shakespeare going on in the history blogosphere this month! That’s because April 2016 is the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. This article, originally posted on The View from Sari’s World (I reblogged another Shakespeare-related article from Sari recently), is a review of the new comedy movie “Bill,” about Shakespeare, from the folks who brought you Horrible Histories. It doesn’t sound like this film is very popular even in the UK, but for Shakespeare lovers it definitely sounds like a lot of fun!

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If you live in the U.K. and are a fan of the TV show Horrible Histories then I bet you were excited to see the cast finally on the big screen in the movie Bill, a comedy based on the early life of Shakespeare. If you live in the U.S. and have no idea what I’m talking about, chances are you had no idea this move even existed. Conversely, if you live in the Reno area, like Shakespeare but not comedies based on his life, chances are you skipped this movie. This is evident from the picture below. For a community that boasts a yearly Shakespeare Festival, the support this movie received was nonexistent. What a shame as this turned out to be a very enjoyable film.

On April 11 Cinemark Theaters hosted a one-night only showing of Bill. Selected Cinemark movie theaters across the country screened the movie…

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