The ongoing debate about the authorship of the works attributed to William Shakespeare is explored.
It's the greatest literary mystery of all time: who wrote the works of William Shakespeare? Although the official story of a Stratford merchant writing for the London box office has held sway for centuries, questions over the authorship of the plays and poems have persisted. Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, Charles Dickens and Orson Welles are among the many famous figures who doubted that a grain-dealer from Stratford-Upon-Avon was England's "Star of Poets." From Executive Producer Roland Emmerich, Derek Jacobi leads a cast featuring literary experts, and actors Vanessa Redgrave and Mark Rylance in a quest to uncover the truth behind the world's most elusive author and discover a forgotten nobleman whose story could rewrite history.