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Uploaded on Apr 7, 2011
Release Date: 4 November 2011 (United States) Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds ranging from Mark Twain and Charles Dickens to Henry James and Sigmund Freud, namely: who was the author of the plays credited to William Shakespeare? Experts have debated, books have been written, and scholars have devoted their lives to protecting or debunking theories surrounding the authorship of the most renowned works in English literature. Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles hungry for the power of the throne were exposed in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.
Genre: Drama / History / Thriller Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Derek Jacobi, Rhys Ifans, Xavier Samuel, Jamie Bower, Edward Hogg, Sebastian Armesto, Rafe Spall Director: Roland Emmerich Screenplay By: John Orloff