Will struggles to find inspiration for Romeo while at the same time having to deal with an angry actor.
Will's new play is about to be presented to Queen Elizabeth when it goes missing.
Will hopes to move up in the world when he is invited to Lord Southampton's party.
Will has completed his final sonnet and senses literary immortality just around the corner. But will the fair youth and the dark lady like them?
The plague leads Will and his friends to escape to the family home in Stratford. On the way they meet three witches who have some surprising predictions.