Informationen zum Autor Mark Rylance is one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation. He has played many of the great Shakespearean roles, both for the Royal Shakespeare Company and as Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe in London. He has won numerous awards in London and on Broadway, most famously for Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem, in which he created the role of Johnny 'Rooster' Byron. Klappentext A dazzling exploration in dramatic form of the Shakespeare authorship question, from one of the most acclaimed contemporary actors. Zusammenfassung Francis Bacon; the Earl of Oxford! Edward De Vere; and Mary Sidney! Countess of Pembroke: all of them have been put forward as the real author of the plays. But why would they hide behind an anonymous actor? Who was the real Bard of Stratford? This title introduces us to the main candidates and their respective claims.