Bearing this in mind it should be no surprise that Emmerlich has sort to boost his films performance and historical credibility by any means possible. This marketing of history has included offering Anonymous educational modules to school pushing as it is termed the Oxfordian view. Well its only marketing, so why should we care?
The best I can do is recommend a book by Bill Bryson- Shakespeare: The World as Stage. It is perhaps the simplest and most entertaining account of what we do know about Will, (not a lot) and where that came from (or didn’t). As well it shines a very disturbing spotlight on the origins of the rival authorship claims and their evidence…or actually supposition… or maybe fabrication and even a heavy dash of delusion.
Thus when it comes to Hollywood versions of Elizabeth, I think we are better served by the interpretations of Cate Blanchett, Dame Judy Dench, Glenda Jackson, and Betty Davis or even Quinten Crisp.
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