Nothing Is Truer Than Truth


Brattle Theatre Sun, Apr 29, 2018 1:00 PM
Film Info
Genre:Documentary Feature
Premiere Status:World Premiere
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Cast/Crew Info
Director:Cheryl Eagan-Donovan
Additional Info


Expected to be in attendance: Director Cheryl Eagan-Donovan, in conversation with Erin Trahan, from WBUR’s The ARTery

Meet Edward de Vere, A-list party boy on the continental circuit, who spent a year and a half in Venice and elsewhere in Italy, learning about commedia dell’arte and collecting the experiences that would become known as the works of Shakespeare.

Filmed in Venice, Verona, Mantua, Padua, and Brenta, the film ventures to actual sites De Vere visited in 1575 and 1576, including the settings of The Merchant of Venice, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, and Two Gentlemen of Verona. The film features Shakespeare scholars, actors, and directors—including Sir Derek Jacobi, Mark Rylance, Tina Packer, and Diane Paulus—and argues that De Vere’s bisexuality was the reason for the pseudonym “Shake-speare.”