Did Shakespeare write all the plays and sonnets that are credited to him? That is the question audience members at the KCET Cinema Series were confronted with when watching "Anonymous."
About the film:
Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I (Vanessa Redgrave) and the Essex Rebellion against her, this is an intriguing period thriller that poses the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, The Earl of Oxford (Rhys Ifans) who actually penned the plays credited to William Shakespeare and that 'ol Will was just a front. Q&A immediately follows with screenwriter John Orloff.
After the film, host Pete Hammond led a Q&A with the film's screenwriter, John Orloff. Orloff revealed that he'd been working on getting the film made for over ten years and that it was director Roland Emmerich's involvement that finally made it possible to get funding. The audience also asked questions about the films historical accuracy and Shakespeare's life. Below, look through pics taken at the screening!
So, what did you think about the film? Did it make you question the authorship of Shakespeare's plays? Tell us in our Cinema Series discussion board!
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