Featuring Sir Derek Jacobi, Tony Award Winner & Veteran of the London Stage. Who
was the man who wrote these plays and poems? Was the author a grain-dealer named
William Shakespeare born in Stratford-upon-Avon or Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl
of Oxford? Why there was a 400 year-old conspiracy to hide the true author? This
program provides a stimulating and controversial point of view that is bound to
provoke classroom discussion and independent study of the Authorship issue.
Drawing on original 16th century documents and the Oxford Bible, this film makes
a full investigation into the lives of both Edward de Vere and William Shakspere