Last Will & Testament (DVD)
The Shakespeare authorship mystery is explored in this intriguing PBS documentary. The question has been on the end of all literary enthusiasts and historians tongues for centuries; who really wrote the works of William Shakespeare? Join Sir Derek Jacobi and a cast of acclaimed actors including Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave and Tony Award-winning actor Mark Rylance on a quest to uncover the truth behind the worlds most elusive and well-known author.
Although the official story of a talented merchant from Stratford has been a narrative that we have followed for centuries, the doubts over the authorship of the plays and poems that have dominated theatres, has continued. Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, Charlie Chaplin, and Orson Welles are among the many famous figures who doubt that a grain-dealer from Stratford-Upon-Avon was the man behind the famous and much loved works attributed to him.
His plays are never long off of West-End, Broadway and regional theatres, there have been countless film & TV adaptations and even more modern stories inspired by the classic works that have been portrayed by some of the biggest stars of stage and screen. They have been a huge part of literary curriculum's in schools, colleges and universities, therefore playing a significant role in Western culture, but the question remains - was this the biggest cover up in the history of literature? Join an star cast in their search for the truth while discovering a forgotten nobleman whose story could rewrite history as we know it today.
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