(DWMSE 23). At that moment, Lynley, Master of the Revels, barges in, demanding to see Shakespeare's script before he allows the play to proceed. The Doctor and Martha arrive to find Shakespeare regaining consciousness and rubbing his head in pain. The Doctor gives a disgruntled Martha mixed signals by casually sharing the bed with her only to show no interest, then dismissing the idea that a mere human could be channelling the psychic energy and bemoaning the lack of Rose's insight. Scene from Series 3 episode "The Shakespeare Code." This is part of the reconstructed Globe and wouldn't have been present in the original. Three witches try and mess up William Shakespeare's mind and work. He reveals his deduction that the Doctor is not of the Earth and that Martha is from the future. Accepting this, Will announces that he will now focus on writing about sons and fathers in honour of his son, Hamnet. The Doctor wonders which house they need to go to, finding a door opening itself; "Make that witch house.". When Martha asks what actually killed Lynley, the Doctor responds, "witchcraft", confusing her further. Martha scorns this explanation by saying 'The film?' This is a reference to the enigmatic female character in Shakespeare's Sonnets, although Sonnet 18 is in fact one of those addressed to a male character, the Fair Youth. The Doctor and Martha reach All Hallows Street, with Martha questioning how this could cause a problem, as she's living proof that the world didn't end this year. Lilith shows her true face, scaring Dolly with a snarl. It included the first televised appearance of William Shakespeare since a cameo in 1965's The Chase. However, his attention shifts to Martha, whom he tries wooing, describing her as "a queen of Afric" or a "blackamoor lady", which she finds slightly offensive. Lilith's name is only said once throughout the whole episode. [13] Digital Spy's Dek Hogan found the plot "ludicrous" but praised the production values and special effects. At The Elephant, Will and his actors are given beer by Dolly Bailey, the landlady. The actors ask Will why he announced the play for tomorrow instead of next week as they planned. She decides to introduce her suitor to her two "mothers", Mother Doomfinger and Mother Bloodtide. Seeing how much he desires her, Lilith allows him entrance to her home. Martha comes up with "Expelliarmus" and the Carrionites — together with all the extant copies of Love's Labour's Won — are sucked through the portal. At the Globe, Love's Labour's Lost is on. Follow code-breaker Petter Amundsen and historian Dr. Robert Crumpton as they investigate the secrets buried in Shakespeare's first folio and decipher a coded map that may lead to … Martha asks if he has an advanced gadget for recording things; they could record the play and sell it back in the 21st century, make a fortune. Key crew Main enemy: The Doctor points out that he's not even human and she should just walk around like "[she] own[s] the place", just as he does. When Will is about to announce when the play will be performed, she takes control of his mind with a puppet; Will declares that it will be tomorrow night. Shakespeare tells the Doctor that they aren't so different; both are men of great intellect. The Shakespeare Code "Welcome to the Doctor Who Channel! At the time in which the episode is set, Shakespeare had yet to write Macbeth or Hamlet, which prominently feature the paranormal, such as witches and ghosts. 1x45 minute Episode David Tennant, unusual amongst other Doctors, began and ended on special episodes, not regular ones. However, Lilith tells them it's just a preview of what's to come that night. Murray Gold The Doctor gives Will a neck brace for his pain, telling him to keep it as it looks good on him. Taken from the episode "The Shakespeare Code. Story number: His actors think Will's being a critic about his own work. It was rewritten as the producers and Tennant thought it would be inappropriate. Among the facts that the Doctor lists are that it's not really a globe, but a tetra-decagon; it's also brand new and recently opened for the plays written by the great writer himself. It was rewritten as the producers and. Martha is less than impressed with the room, complaining she doesn't even have a toothbrush. Martha questions when they are, but the Doctor quickly pulls her back, keeping her from being struck by the contents of a chamber pot. They enter the TARDIS, slamming the door just as an arrow embeds itself in the TARDIS' exterior before dematerialisation. Rating: 7.31 /10 based on 16 votes cast. But his life is shrouded in mystery. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S magnitude and influence is unquestionable. [3][4] Roberts added that although early draft of "The Shakespeare Code" contained "a sly reference to City of Death", it was removed because "it was so sly it would have been a bit confusing for fans that recognised it and baffled the bejesus out of everyone else. In the morning the Doctor, Martha and Shakespeare are confused by what has happened. In the room is Lilith, disguised as a maid. The Doctor goes on about how much he admires Shakespeare's genius. Martha tells the Doctor how much she loved the play (it was worth putting up with the horrible smell of the crowd) before pointing out that the male actors are dressed as women. The ending featuring Queen Elizabeth was Russell T Davies's idea, who told Roberts to "make it a bit like the ending of The One Doctor", a Big Finish Productions audio drama also written by Roberts.[5]. This shocks the Doctor as he has yet to meet her, but comments that he is looking forward to finding out what he will do to offend her. The scene in which the Doctor and Martha share a room was originally written to have the Doctor casually undress down to his underwear; and still obliviously invite Martha to share the bed. She then asks if magic really exists, to which he states it doesn't — this looks like magic but isn't. Wiggins is named after Doctor Martin Wiggins, a distinguished academic in the field of Elizabethan and Jacobean literature and the editor of several editions of influential plays of this period. She approaches seductively, which the Doctor says definitely won't work on him, and then quickly cuts a lock of his hair. The Doctor quotes the line, "Rage, rage against the dying of the light," from "Do not go gentle into that good night" by Dylan Thomas — but warns Shakespeare he cannot use it as it is "somebody else's". Back at The Elephant, the Doctor explains that the Carrionites vanished at the dawn of the universe; thus it was left to debate whether they were actually real. The Shakespeare Code has accepted the latter. "The Shakespeare Code" is the second episode of the third series of the revived British science fiction television series Doctor Who. For over 100 years, Shakespeare has been one of the most recognizable brands in fishing. The Doctor and Martha make numerous references to Shakespeare's appearance: she notes that he looks nothing like his portrait, and wonders why he is not bald, while the Doctor says he could make his head bald if he rubs it and later gives him a ruff to keep (calling it "a neck brace"). Among non-TV material, Shakespeare features in the Virgin Missing Adventures novels The Empire of Glass and The Plotters, and in the Big Finish Productions audio drama The Kingmaker. (A remake of “Shakespeare: The Hidden Truth,” including new discoveries.) The Doctor whispers that they've still got "one foot in the Dark Ages", and any seemingly unnatural answer would lead them to think that it was witchcraft. 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