Bard on the Box | The Battle of Wills

The identity of the author of Shakespeare's plays is a contentious matter. This programme talks to some of the literary detectives whose search for the real Will Shakespeare has become the work of a lifetime. Many defend Stratford Will whilst others claim he was Christopher Marlowe, Francis Bacon or Queen Elizabeth I!


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Factual
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Duration: 49'49''
  • Broadcast date: 1994

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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