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Roland Emmerich's next film doesn't set out to destroy the world, just William Shakespeare's legacy as Anonymous hinges the argument it was the 17th Earl of Oxford, Edward de Vere (Rhys Ifans), that actually wrote Shakespeare's plays a
Originally posted by Misterlondon
you could say the same about speilberg and george lucas looking at their films to date..
maybe they just know what sells and makes money..
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Originally posted by ProvehitoInAltum
Okay, I have to say, I'm actually really looking forward to Emmerich's next film, now! I've been a Tudor focused history buff for more than 20 years, and have found myself leaning more and more towards the Oxfordian bent myself. There is too much in his plays that smack of an insider to Elizabeth's court, which Shakespeare was not. If it wasn't De Vere, then perhaps it was Ferdinando Stanley, Lord Strange, son of the Earl of Derby, but I really lean towards it being De Vere.
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