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Last Will & Testament (2012)

This documentary explores the ongoing debate about the authorship of the works attributed to Shakespeare. Writers and critics, actors and scholars, including Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, ... See full summary »
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Jonathan Bate Jonathan Bate ... Self
Charles Beauclerk Charles Beauclerk ... Self
William Boyle William Boyle ... Self
Michael Cecil Michael Cecil ... Self
Jon Culverhouse Jon Culverhouse ... Self
Michael Delahoyde Michael Delahoyde ... Self
Derek Jacobi ... Self
William Leahy William Leahy ... Self
Gerald J. Meyer Gerald J. Meyer ... Self
Charlton Ogburn Charlton Ogburn ... Self
Diana Price Diana Price ... Self
Vanessa Redgrave ... Self
Mark Rylance ... Self
Roger Stritmatter Roger Stritmatter ... Self
Piers Wehner Piers Wehner ... Narrator
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This documentary explores the ongoing debate about the authorship of the works attributed to Shakespeare. Writers and critics, actors and scholars, including Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, Charlie Chaplin, and many others have struggled to reconcile England's "Star of Poets" with the grain dealer from Stratford. Why? Written by Anonymous

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The truth behind Shakespeare could rewrite history.


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A Fantastic Intro to the Shakepseare Authorship Question
2 November 2012 | by john-2761See all my reviews

I have been interested in this topic on-and-off for 25 years. This documentary is a FABULOUS introduction to the topic. It has a great cast of thespians (all of whom are interested in the topic), great scholars (on both sides of the issue) and some of the best production values I have ever seen in a small independent film...A++

One note: This is meant to be an educational film which introduces the topic to the general public. As such, even at 126 minutes, it only scratches the surface of this fascinating area of research. I consider this film to be sort of a world-class appetizer prepared by a Top Chef....and, as such, it will likely serve to stimulate one's appetite for even more "brain food".

Warning: Prepare for an intellectual feast...but one which just MAY prove very addicting.


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