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Articles Tagged '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 Shakespeare. We looked at just a few of the people who have been proposed as the true author of the […]

Elizabeth Tudor, Screen Queen

Good Queen Bess. The Virgin Queen. Elizabeth Tudor. Elizabeth Regina. Elizabeth I. No matter what name she goes by, the monarch who reigned over England for 43 years, until her death at age 69 in 1603, was a formidable presence. The actresses portraying her on screen and TV over the years form an impressive club […]

William Shakespeare

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. Welcome to the morass. Though the Shakespeare authorship question has been a topic of lively controversy for nearly two centuries now, it’s likely to […]

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 years. I sat down with Richardson to discuss the movie, the debate it’s reigniting about who really wrote […]

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 17th Earl of Oxford), while also tying in some of the political commotion surrounding the end of the Elizabethan era. Anonymous […]