William Boyd on A Waste of Shame
This is the story of the celebrated and mysterious love-triangle that lies behind Shakespeare’s sonnets. Who was the “fair youth” that so enthralled the playwright? Who was the “dark lady” that tormented him with lust and hate? The film attempts to solve the mystery. Rupert Graves (who had a small role at the beginning of his career in Good and Bad at Games) plays Shakespeare with tremendous feeling and humanity.