Monday, November 7, 2011

Movie Shows Why We Like Shakespeare, The Guy Who Wrote The Plays

John Timpane wrote an interesting piece about the film Anonymous for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

WAS SHAKESPEARE A FRAUD?" asked the poster at the Ritz at the Bourse.

"Uh, no," I replied.

I was there for Anonymous, a movie about how William Shakespeare never wrote his plays.

I was a college teacher of Shakespeare for 22 years. I've read every word most scholars believe he ever wrote. More, I've read every contemporary document connected with him. I'm not special; lots of folks, in and out of school, can say the same thing.

This "he didn't write his plays" thing? Silly, pitiable bunk. But I went along and watched the flick. And I had fun. It's a mixed-up passel of crazy nonsense, but I had fun.

You can read the rest of John Timpane's piece via the below link:

John Timpane is a very good writer and editor. He edited my first piece for the Philadelphia Inquirer back in 1999.

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