Behind the Name SHAKESPEARE: Power, Lust, Scorn & Scandal

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Robin Phillips

Documentary

WHO CREATED THE GREATEST WORKS OF IAMBIC THUNDER IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE?!? "Behind the Name SHAKESPEARE: Power, Lust, Scorn & Scandal is a fun yet important film: a costume filled journey into literary history's greatest mystery: Who really wrote the works of Shakespeare? This charming documentary is clearly a labor of love, which one can feel in every scene. The world needs it and bravo to Christina di Marlo for doing it!" -- Don Rubin, Professor Emeritus, York University Editor, World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre.

"Why was the most creative poet western civilization ever produced passed off as a commoner from a rustic village on the outskirts of London? And what drives an industry desperate to maintain this charade?

Christina de Marlo (AKA Robin Phillips) explores those four-hundred-year-old questions beguilingly in this romp through the lives of not one but two men, each of whom lived while Shakespeare’s works were being produced. One is that commoner we’ve long been indoctrinated into believing is the bard, but the other—the other was a staggeringly wealthy, astonishingly educated, high-born nobleman who just happened to know Queen Elizabeth I personally, intimately.

Both real people. Quite real. But only one was the author of the greatest works of courtly verse the world has ever seen. Sit back, watch, and let yourself be both charmed and enlightened by this royally entertaining film.

Check out the trailer for this UKFRF 2020 Official Selection.