The hilarious script book - with new introduction and annotations - to accompany Ben Elton's Upstart Crow, the BBC historical sitcom which is now entering its third series and attracts over 1.5 million viewers per episode.
Ben Elton's multi-award winning career as both performer and writer encompasses some of the most memorable and incisive comedy of the past thirty-five years. In addition to his hugely influential work as a stand-up comic, he was co-writer of TV hits The Young Ones and Blackadder and sole creator of The Thin Blue Line and Upstart Crow. He has written fifteen major bestsellers, including Stark, Popcorn, Inconceivable, Dead Famous, High Society, Two Brothers and Time and Time Again, three West End plays and three musicals, including global phenomenon We Will Rock You. He has written and directed two feature films, Maybe Baby and Three Summers. He is married and has three children.
A gag-packed riot * The Times *
A knockabout, well-researched take on the working and domestic life of Shakespeare * The Guardian *
Gloriously restores Elton's credentials as a reliable provider of quality sitcom * The Telegraph *
It's really, really funny * Spectator *
The guffaws come thick and fast * Independent *
Packed with gags * Mirror *
This does indeed deserve comparisons with Blackadder * Radio Times *
A rollicking good comedy * Express *