I’m sure most Shakespeare fans have heard of the new movie Anonymous coming out this fall. It is centered around the Shakespearean authorship that I wrote about here.
I always feel kind of guilty writing about this stuff, because I really do not have a very strong opinion on things either way (life story).
When I was still in school in Montana, our professor actually had the man who wrote the script come and talk to us about it. I don’t remember much because it was almost two years ago, but I had already had my book contract and I began wondering if everything I had written about was wrong.
It took a while, but eventually I came to the point with my writing and my book where I realized I wasn’t wrong in writing about something I thought was true and right. And just because others didn’t agree with me didn’t mean I was the w-word (wrong).
I’m planning on seeing this movie to get a new perspective, but I’m not going to take it personally if some of the ideas presented in it contradict what I believe or what I have written.
As with all fiction, what I have written is a novel. I think Dictionary.com has a good definition of “fiction”:
an imaginary thing or event, postulated for the purposed of argument or explanation.
Are you going to see Anonymous? What are you planning to take out of it? What’s your take on the authorship debate?
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