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Ever wondered if Shakespeare was a little too good to be true? Then you are in luck as the film Anonymous seeks to find out the truth about Shakespeare. Here is some background information for you:
- Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds such as Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, and Sigmund Freud, namely: who actually created the body of work credited to William Shakespeare? Experts have debated, books have been written, and scholars have devoted their lives to protecting or debunking theories surrounding the authorship of the most renowned works in English literature. Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when scandalous political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles lusting for the power of the throne were brought to light in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.
If the concept of this intrigues you, then you should watch a live webcast featuring the director of this film tomorrow night from 8:15 to 9:15 EST. The live stream can be seen in this blog post. If you do watch it, please leave us some comments and let us know what you thought about it.
This film is set to release in theaters on October 28th, 2011.