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Frontline: Season 1989

1989x10 The Shakespeare Mystery

  • 1989-04-18T18:00:00-07:00 on PBS
  • 60 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, News

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mark Twain, Henry James, Sigmund Freud, and Charlie Chaplin all doubted that William Shakespeare of Stratford-on-Avon was the true author of the dramatic masterpieces that bear his name. Correspondent Al Austin investigates the latest controversial theory that Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, a poet and intimate of Queen Elizabeth 1, was the real Shakespeare.

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