ANONYMOUS - the recent movie by Roland Emmerich - although containing a great deal of fabrication - has also brought the Shakespeare authorship debate back into the limelight. It claims that Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford, and NOT William Shakespeare wrote the works.
About.com:Shakespeare, edited by Lee Jamieson, has produced some great links which you can find below:
The first is their review of the film : Anonymous Film Review
This is a link to The Shakespeare Authorship Debate
And a biography of Edward de Vere can be found here.
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust launched a campaign to debunk the “conspiracy theories” surrounding the authorship of Shakespeare’s works. The organisation has lined up 60 actors, writers and scholars to address the question in 60 seconds each. Stephen Fry, Margaret Drabble, Roland Emmerich, Simon Callow and Michael Holroyd are among the speakers on a new audio web site called 60 Minutes with Shakespeare. You can find that here
As a rebuttal to the “Stratfordian” argument, Mark Rylance and Sir Derek Jacobi want to draw attention to the response from the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition in America, who will be posting a response on the SAC website on November 21.
In this clip, Anonymous director Roland Emmerich gives 10 reasons why he believes Shakespeare was a fraud.
The website of the movie can be found here.
No doubt, more of this anon …!