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PBS's primary public-affairs documentary series, `Frontline' focuses on one (usually timely) topic each program. Overseen since its inception by executive producer David Fanning, it has been honored regularly over the years, winning 34 DuPont-Columbia awar (more…)

Premiered: January 1, 1983

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Season 21, Episode 8 Much Ado About Something

First Aired: January 2, 2003

Australian filmmaker Michael Rubbo explores the enduring question of whether Shakespeare actually wrote the plays attributed to him. Rubbo is a partisan of Christopher Marlowe, and he rounds up a number of Marlowe-friendly experts to make the case for him---and foes to debunk it. His own hunch, however, is that Shakespeare and Marlowe were a team. The better-educated Marlowe provided “the learning and great themes,” he says, “and Shakespeare the heart and soul of Merrie England.”