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Rowan
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Post by Rowan » Mon April 11th, 2011, 4:03 pm

A film about who really wrote the plays, poetry, etc. of William Shakespeare. The end of the trailer says 'coming soon', but Yahoo gives a date of 09/30/11.

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Post by Kveto from Prague » Mon April 11th, 2011, 8:33 pm

Nice to see this question get some attention. but im not sure if a thriller is the best way to do it. but the trailer looks typically adventurous.

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Post by wendy » Tue April 12th, 2011, 11:30 am

It doesn't really matter to me if we call that great writer Shakespeare, Bacon, Marlowe, Anonymous, or whomever - his works are still an awesome literary achievement. I am usually not a New Formalist-type scholar (because I think in many cases the biography of the writer is an essential part of understanding the works, especially in poetry) but in Shakespeare's case the plays stand equally well by themselves - an understanding of the historical / political situation in Elizabethan England is perhaps more useful to the modern reader.
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Post by LoveHistory » Tue April 12th, 2011, 1:59 pm

[quote=""wendy""]It doesn't really matter to me if we call that great writer Shakespeare, Bacon, Marlowe, Anonymous, or whomever - his works are still an awesome literary achievement. I am usually not a New Formalist-type scholar (because I think in many cases the biography of the writer is an essential part of understanding the works, especially in poetry) but in Shakespeare's case the plays stand equally well by themselves - an understanding of the historical / political situation in Elizabethan England is perhaps more useful to the modern reader.[/quote]

Where's the "Like" button when I need it? :)

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