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Set in the Elizabethan Age, the movie proposes that William Shakespeare didn't write all those plays and sonnets. It posits that thereal alleged writer, Edward de Veere, the Earl of Oxford, was the secret son of Queen Elizabeth I and unknowingly became her lover. It also alleges that their son was the top co-conspirator in the 1601 rebellion.
"If that's all Anonymous did, it probably would be just another unimportant museum piece of 21st century pop culture," says Dr. Ted Baehr, founder of Movieguide. "Not content with just trashing William Shakespeare, however, the movie attaches a leftist political spin to its historical mimesis."
Not only does Anonymous trash the professional life of William Shakespeare, it also accuses him of deliberately murdering the playwright Christopher Marlowe, when it's a solid historical fact that Marlowe was killed in self-defense during a tavern brawl by another fellow entirely. Baher calls this a lurid, mindless speculationthat is combined with an accusation that the queen's chief advisor, William Cecil, was a kneejerk Puritan snob who hated art, beauty and theater.Click here to continue reading...
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