Were Shakespeare and Cervantes Drinking Buddies?

A new film suggests that two of the greatest minds in Western literature - Bill Shakespeare and Cervantes - met in Spain and traded brain goo with each other. This I gotta see!

From The Guardian:

The screenplay tells of the Bard's imagined encounter with Miguel de Cervantes, Spain's greatest literary hero and the creator of Don Quixote. Cervantes and Shakespeare were contemporaries and are believed to have died on the same date, 23 April, 1616, although the Spaniard was 16 years Shakespeare's senior. The film, which has been written and directed by a rising star of Spanish cinema, Ines Paris, suggests that these two extraordinary writers met and influenced each other before Shakespeare finally returned to England and began the most successful phase of his career in London.

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