Sunday, February 19, 2012

We Finally Watched Anonymous

We finally got to watch Anonymous last night.  It was really good, and what a fascinating idea.  Did Shakespeare really write the works of William Shakespeare?  But then would it really matter either way?  No matter what, the words stay the same.

The movie portrays William Shakespeare as a bit of a drunken idiot who couldn't write but made his living as an actor.  He was paid to take credit for the work of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford.  I spent the movie on Google trying to figure out who all the characters were, and trying to make sense of it all .  I love that kind of movie.

Most scholars agree that Shakespeare wrote his own work, but it did make a very interesting premise for a movie.

Edward de Vere
17th Earl of Oxford
Source:  Wikipedia

William Shakespeare
Source:  Wikipedia


  1. I'd really like to see this. I've always been fascinated by the debate, and this film looks promising.

    1. I agree! It is fascinating. Thanks for commenting!