Tag Archives: Anonymous

Did Marlowe Write Marlowe? Professors Answer Readers’ Question

Anglophenia recently ran a piece about Shakespeare authorship theories, occasioned by the release of the movie Anonymous, which argues that Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford wrote the work normally attributed to William ...

‘Anonymous’ Star: ‘No Convincing Evidence’ That Shakespeare Was Shakespeare

The new historical thriller Anonymous has Welsh actor Rhys Ifans in a high profile role playing the Earl of Oxford in a film which presents the courtier as the true author of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets. Anglophenia sat down ...

Elizabeth Tudor, Screen Queen

Good Queen Bess. The Virgin Queen. Elizabeth Tudor.

Roland Emmerich to Scholars: ‘Produce Written Evidence Shakespare Did Those Plays’

German-born director Roland Emmerich — best known for directing Hollywood disaster epics like Independence Day — has turned his hand to Shakespeare, or, more specifically, to the costume drama and thriller Anonymous. The ...

Did Shakespeare Really Write His Plays? A Few Theories Examined

If the Kennedy assassination doesn’t interest you, and you’ve got a few extra years on your hands, you might want to look into the debate over who wrote William Shakespeare’s plays.

Rafe Spall Discusses His ‘Drunken, Illiterate’ Shakespeare in ‘Anonymous’

The historical thriller Anonymous is fanning the flames of the age-old debate over whether or not William Shakespeare wrote the works attributed to him. In the film Brit actor Rafe Spall plays Shakespeare but, as I discovered, it’s ...

WATCH: Joely Richardson Shares Regal Role with Legendary Mother

British actress Joely Richardson stars in the new historical thriller Anonymous playing Queen Elizabeth I in a cast that also includes her mother Vanessa Redgrave. The older Redgrave also plays Queen Elizabeth I but in her later ...

WATCH: ‘Anonymous’ Trailer Starring Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave

Deadline has shared the new trailer for Anonymous, the forthcoming Roland Emmerich-directed period drama, which explores the idea that William Shakespeare‘s beloved plays may have been written by someone else (Edward de Vere, the ...