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FRONTLINE; MUCH ADO ABOUT SOMETHING

01/02/2003


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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
MUCH ADO ABOUT SOMETHING
Program Number

2108K1

Series Description

Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

His name is synonymous with great literature. Author of timeless masterpieces including "Romeo and Juliet," "Othello" and "Hamlet," William Shakespeare is widely considered to be the greatest writer who ever lived -- or was he? Writer, narrator and director Michael Rubbo, explores anew the centuries- old controversy over whether the literary masterpieces long attributed to Shakespeare were actually written by his contemporary, Christopher Marlowe. Born in the same year as Shakespeare, Marlowe was at the height of his literary career in 1593 when he was supposedly killed in an argument over a tavern bill. Marlowe's death, however, has been clouded in mystery, with some "Marlovians" insisting the playwright lived to write another day -- but under the name of Shakespeare. FRONTLINE takes viewers inside this 16th- century detective story in an attempt to unravel what some are calling the "biggest cover-up in literary history."

Duration

01:26:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
News
Public Affairs
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; MUCH ADO ABOUT SOMETHING,” 01/02/2003, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_88BE06FD772340D291AEE8FE2C549D39.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; MUCH ADO ABOUT SOMETHING.” 01/02/2003. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_88BE06FD772340D291AEE8FE2C549D39>.
APA: FRONTLINE; MUCH ADO ABOUT SOMETHING. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_88BE06FD772340D291AEE8FE2C549D39
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