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Cribsheet 28.10.11

28 October 2011 5:38 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

How could a "mere grammar school graduate" have written the plays of Shakespeare?

There's a lot of people out there who absolutely hate that I did it. They think I did a disservice to school teachers worldwide. And I'm saying, 'When did it happen that we started teaching dogma?' It's ridiculous to think that we shouldn't ask questions. We should ask questions about everything.

Roland Emmerich's new film Anonymous argues that a nobleman called Edward DeVere wrote the works attributed to Shakespeare rather than the bard himself, who is relegated to the role of drunken fraud.

I'm not maybe 100% convinced that [DeVere, the Earl of] Oxford wrote everything. But I'm 100% convinced that the man from Stratford didn't write it. So I wanted to make the most convincing case possible for Oxford, because he has the most going for him.

The backlash, as anticipated has been considerable A BBC reporter asked Emmerich if he was prepared for it. »

- Frederika Whitehead

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