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Did Shakespeare write his plays? - Natalya St. Clair and Aaron Williams

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Some people question whether Shakespeare really wrote the works that bear his name – or whether he even existed at all. Could it be true that the greatest writer in the English language was as fictional as his plays? Natalya St. Clair and Aaron Williams show how a linguistic tool called stylometry might shed light on the answer.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Natalya St. Clair, Aaron Williams
  • Producer Niamh Herrity
  • Director Aoife Doyle
  • Composer Paul Lynch
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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