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Last Will and Testament

Synopsis
Documentary. The first part of the film tells the orthodox story of William Shakespeare of Stratford and the longstanding views held by academia. Professors Stanley Wells and Jonathan Bate defend the orthodox position, while anti-Stratfordians Charles Beauclerk, Dr. Roger Stritmatter, Dr. William Leahy, Diana Price and actors Vanessa Redgrave, Derek Jacobi and Mark Rylance question the orthodoxy. The final portion of the film weaves together the major historical events of the late Tudor era, including the crisis of succession and the Essex Revolt.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2012
Transmission details
6 Aug 2012 at 22:15 (Channel: Sky Arts 2)
Duration
90 mins

Credits

Director
Laura Wilson; Lisa Wilson
Producer
Laura Wilson; Lisa Wilson
Contributor
Charles Beauclark; Derek Jacobi; Diana Price; Jonathan Bate; Mark Rylance; Michael Delahoyde; Roger Stritmatter; Stanley Wells; Vanessa Redgrave; William Leahy

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
biographies; history of the 16th century; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Authorship

Notes

Notes
DVD available Region 1 only (12/2013).
History
Released on DVD 2013.

Production Company

Name

Centropolis Entertainment

Name

First Folio Pictures

Distributor (Sale)

Name

PBS Distribution

Email
info.pbsdistribution@pbs.org
Web
http://www.shoppbs.org/ External site opens in new window
Address
PBS, USA

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