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FRONTLINE; Shakespeare Mystery, The

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Shakespeare Mystery, The
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FRONTLINE is investigative journalism that questions, explains and changes our world. Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as PBS's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, and Charlie Chaplin all claimed that William Shakespeare of Stratford-On-Avon could not possibly be the true author of the dramatic masterpieces that bear his name. This program investigates the latest controversial theory that Edward De Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, a poet and intimate of Queen Elizabeth I, was the real Shakespeare.

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