PALM SPRINGS, Calif., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The motion picture The Shakespeare Conspiracy is set to go before the cameras this fall. It is being produced by the Motion Picture Hall of Fame Corporation and Barone Films. It is taken from the book of the same title by Ted Bacino.
For centuries, two questions have plagued historians:
- How could Christopher Marlowe, a known spy and England's foremost playwright, be suspiciously murdered and secretly buried in unmarked grave - just days before he was to be tried for treason and sentenced to death?
- How could William Shakespeare replace Marlowe as England's greatest playwright virtually overnight - when Shakespeare had never written anything before and was merely an unknown actor? Historians have noted that he was better known at that time "for holding horses for the gentry while they watched plays."
The Shakespeare Conspiracy is a historical film that intertwines both of these mysteries and then puts the pieces together to offer the only possible solution. The novel, a wild romp through 16th Century Elizabethan England, is a rapidly unfolding detective narrative -- filled with comedy, intrigue, murder and an illicit love story. Although every detail in the book is based on facts and actual documents, the movie gives flesh and dialogue to all those caught in the conspiracy.
The movie also exposes the scandalous real Shakespeare, with his sexual peccadilloes and mistresses, and reveals the world of Marlowe, who reveled in the gay world as did so many English kings at that time. However, Marlowe had to live his life as a fugitive while Shakespeare fronted for him and received all the glory.
The author, Ted Bacino, is a former newspaper reporter and educator who lives in Italy, France and Palm Springs, California. Mr. Bacino, who has directed musical theater for almost fifty years, received a Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Fame for directing in 2005.
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SOURCE Ted Bacino