I finally got to see the movie Anonymous that portrays Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, as the true author of the Shakespeare poems and plays. It bypassed St. Augustine in its initial release last fall but has now shown up in our only remaining independent movie theater–thank you, Pot Belly’s Cinema!
I thoroughly enjoyed Anonymous. Sure, the chronology is way out of whack, and the idea that Elizabeth Tudor had several bastard children and then had sex with them is hilarious. But put all that aside, view it as sheer fiction, and it’s an entertaining twist on the Shakespeare tale. Besides, we all know Anne did it.