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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

The Shakespeare Mystery (1989, Kevin Sim)

TitleThe Shakespeare Mystery
Release LocationsGB
DirectorKevin Sim
MediumColor video
Length1 hrs
Audiencecollege and university
SeriesGreat Performances


Shown on public television as a part of the continuing series called Frontline. The program warmed over the old argument about whether or not Shakespeare wrote the plays, though judging from the audience reaction the question is so old that it is new to this generation

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

ParticipantsCharlton Ogburn
CastA. L. Rowse
CastS. Schoenbaum
HostessJudy Woodruff

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorKevin Sim
ProducerDavid Fanning
ProducerNick Rosen
ProducerKevin Sim
ComposerStephen Oliver
ScreenplayRonald Harwood
Adaptor/TranslatorRobert MacNeil
CostumesJohn Hearne
MakeupMaureen Winslade
LightingRobert Byde
PhotographyNigel Walters
ProductionPeter Logan
AdviserGlynne Wickham
ProductionMichael Young
OtherToni Chapman
OtherJohn McGlashan
OtherColin Waldeck

Company Overview

Playgroup Royal Shakespeare Company

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell