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21st Century Fictional Biographies of Shakespeare

Synopsis
Video recording of an illustrated lecture by Dr Kevin Gilvary, the president of the De Vere Society (which exists to promote the idea that Edward de Vere was the actual author of Shakespeare’s plays). He explores the problems faced by biographers and historians due to a lack of documentary evidence about William Shakespeare. He looks at what is known historically about Shakespeare and assumptions that have been made about him subsequently. This talk was presented at the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship Spring 2021 International Online Symposium.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Recording date
10 Apr 2021
Duration
27 mins

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
History; Shakespeare
Keywords
Shakespeare Authorship Question

Online Availability

Online URL
https://youtu.be/6DG_eHj5p40
Online format
Streamed

Sponsor

Name

Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship

Distributor

Name

YouTube

Web
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