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Shakespeare's authenticity defended in Stratford-upon-Avon

25 October 2011 Last updated at 10:42 BST

A new film, Anonymous, explores the theory that Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, wrote the masterpieces attributed to William Shakespeare.

Now, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is removing the bard's name from signs in Warwickshire in a campaign against the film and a memorial in Shakespeare's home town of Stratford-upon-Avon is being covered with a sheet.

Diane Owen from Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Katie Neville gave the BBC's Jenny Hill a tour of the bard's birthplace.