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Was Shakespeare English?

Synopsis
Documentary by Alicia Maksimova that explores the theory that Shakespeare was in fact the linguist John Florio, the son of Italian emigree Michelangelo Florio. She travels from Stratford-upon-Avon to Florence, Venice, Verona and Sicily, presenting evidence for this theory from a variety of Italian sources.
Language
English
Country
Italy
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
2016
Transmission details
18 Apr 2019
Duration
97 mins

Credits

Director
Alicia Maksimova

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Shakespeare
Keywords
Italy; Translation

Notes

General
The version published on Youtube in April 2019 is in English, with subtitles provided when Italian is spoken.

Online Availability

Online URL
https://youtu.be/hdDul0dIw6o

Production Company

Name

Sirena Global Productions

Web
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Distributor

Name

YouTube

Web
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