"Anonymous," set inside the nefarious political court of Elizabethan England, is about Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford (Rhys Ifans), the rightful author of the plays falsely attributed to that nincompoop imposter William Shakespeare.
Here's where they expect to market Anonymous next:
Sony Pictures is reportedly distributing Shakespeare-debunking lesson plans for literature and history teachers. "A documentary by First Folio Pictures (of which Mr. Emmerich is president) will also be part of this campaign," writes Mr. Shapiro in The New York Times.
Now, just for the record, de Vere died in 1604, so his ghost must have written "Othello" and "King Lear" and "The Tempest." (It is Halloween, after all.) The real problem is that de Vere had to write "A Midsummer Night's Dream" when he was 9 years old. Ridiculous.
When you read my article The Masque of William Shakespeare on Amazon Kindle or Smashwords you will learn who really wrote the plays and why. It's thoroughly documented and more compelling than the movie.
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