Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds such as Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, and Sigmund Freud, namely: who actually created the body of work 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 scandalous political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles lusting for the power of the throne were brought to light in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.
The film is directed by Roland Emmerich, written by John Orloff, and produced by Roland Emmerich, Larry Franco, and Robert Léger.
To celebrate the film ahead of its October 28th release we have a special live webchat with some of the key minds involved in the subject of the film. Director Roland Emmerich, the film’s Writer/Producer John Orloff and Historian/Writer/Lecturer Charles Beauclerk face off against UC Berkeley’s Professor Alan H. Nelson in a live webcast.
We’ve got the live feed coming straight to the site for this unmissable debate on what is clearly a contentious and intriguing topic. The debate will run for an hour, between 8:15 – 9:15pm PST (3.15 – 4.15am GMT)