William Shakespeare never wrote a word

April 8, 2011 | celebrity | editor | 0 Comments

For the record, William Shakespeare, this guy, the son of a glove maker born in Stratford, England, in 1564 and widely considered the greatest writer to ever live, never wrote a single play, poem or sonnet. There’s no evidence he ever wrote a thing. Historically, that guy barely even exists.

As the Oxford Society website explains

There should be masses of contemporary documents about the life of the world’s greatest writer. His manuscripts, his letters, the letters sent to him, the letters about him between others, and printed stories and pamphlets about him. But there are none of these things. There are reviews and comments on the plays and poems. There are a few legal documents (as he) got involved in several minor court cases and he was sought for non-payment of taxes. But there are no documents which show that he had any connection with the plays or poems.

So now we have this, Anonymous, a new movie from director Roland Emmerich (Godzilla, 10000 BC), about Edward de Vere, the most popular candidate as the true author of the worlds greatest written works. Will the movie suck? Yes, almost definitely because he’s a terrible director, but it’s still an important subject. He’s really gonna hold up a mirror to those phonies.

(hd copies of the trailer here)

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