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Bard, The

Synopsis
Independent low-budget short made by teenagers. In 1593, two playwrights ruled the stage in London, Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare. On May 30, history recorded that four men met together in a Deptford lodging house. At the end of that night, one playwright was dead. Lost to history, however, there was one more man in the room. [Summary adapted from IMDb].
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2010
Duration
12 mins
Availability
No distributor or archive copy found 1/2012).

Credits

Director
Joshua Wolfsun
Producer
Joshua Wolfsun
Cinematographer
Charles Brewer
Screenplay
Joshua Wolfsun
Cast
Alec NelsonChristopher Marlowe
Jaimie BustWilliam Shakespeare

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Keywords
biographies; murder; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Authorship

Notes

Notes
Source: Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
General
The screenplay is written by 15-year old Joshua Wolfson, produced and filmed by local teens, and acted by adults. THE BARD was filmed at The Strong House in Amherst, with costumes and additional props supplied by the Renaissance Centre and The Hampshire Shakespeare Company.
History
THE BARD premiered to the public on October 22, 2010, at the University of Massachusetts Renaissance Centre.

Production Company

Name

Riverwolf Productions

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