Much Ado About Something (2002)

Much Ado About Something
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 34mins.
Genres Documentary, Historical
Keywords bio
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Mark Rylance Actor n/a 1 1000001
John Baker Actor n/a 1 1000002
Dolly Wraight Actor n/a 1 1000003
Michael Rubbo Actor n/a 1 1000004
Charles Nicholl Actor n/a 1 1000005
Callum Coates Actor n/a 1 1000006
Peter Farey Actor n/a 1 1000007
John Hunt Actor n/a 1 1000008
Anne Oakley Actor n/a 1 1000009
Paul Pollack Actor n/a 1 1000010
Michael Rubbo Director n/a 2 2000001
Michael Rubbo Producer n/a 3 3000001
Penelope McDonald Producer n/a 3 3000002
Michael Rubbo Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Michael Rubbo Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Jane St Vincent Welch Editor n/a 172 7000001
Christopher Gordon Music n/a 120781 8000001
Michael Rubbo Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Michael Gissing Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Synopsis
Did William Shakespeare, the man born at Stratford-on-Avon in 1564, write Shakespeare? Or was the greatest of writers a mere...producer? We're taken on an exploration of William Shakespeare's life, in search of the answer to an elusive riddle: Who wrote Shakespeare? Christopher Marlowe emerges as an all-too-credible candidate; at least as credible as the Bard himself. Spy, counterfeiter, atheist, free thinker - the rogue Marlowe was, at the time of his murder in 1593, also the most influential poet-playwright of his day. But was he in fact murdered? Or, as scholar Calvin Hoffman has argued, was Marlowe's murder faked, freeing him to escape to Italy where, in exile, he would have the kind of downtime required to write English Lit's supreme works? The evidence against Shakespeare mounts quickly. Among the most compelling is Shakespeare's lack of education. How could such learned plays as "Titus Andronicus" or "Love's Labour's Lost" have been written by a country boy finding his literary footing?