Behind the Name SHAKESPEARE: Power, Lust, Scorn & Scandal

Director : Robin Phillips

2021 OzIFF Laurel Winner Best Documentary
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Overview & Credits


WHO CREATED THE GREATEST WORK OF IAMBIC THUNDER IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE? “Behind the Name SHAKESPEARE: Power, Lust, Scorn & Scandal” answers that question in this fun yet important film. It is a costume-filled journey into literary history’s greatest mystery: Who really wrote the works of Shakespeare?

This charming documentary is clearly a labor of love, which one can feel in every scene. The world needs it and bravo to Christina di Marlo for doing it!" -- Don Rubin, Professor Emeritus, York University Editor, World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre.

Director Biography

Robin Phillips‘ career tracks three paths: Performer; Writer; Producer. PERFORMER: singer, actress, narrator. WRITER: journalist, graphic artist; playwright, screenwriter. PRODUCER: cabaret, plays, film.

Member, National Press Club; Founding Member, National Speakers Association, DC Chapter (1983); Corporate Member, Women in Film and Video; Collaborator Member, International Documentary Association; Narrator/Living-Breathing-Subtitle for Opera Camerata in Washington, DC since 2013.

Her professional career began with a decade-long journey across Europe, studying with the greats at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Webber Douglas Academy in London, being coached by the finest voice masters in Bavaria, mastering fluent French and German along the way, performing continuously both as a singer and actress in the US and in Europe.


Robin Phillips - Director / Writer / Producer
Art Harman - Producer

Key Cast

Robin Phillips - “Narrator”