His book, Shakespeare Identified, named Edward De Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford
, as the true author of the plays attributed to Shakespeare.
It might seem much ado about nothing, but the Trust is angry that Anonymous, starring Rhys Ifans, suggests the celebrated playwright was barely literate and Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford
, really wrote his plays.
New Hollywood blockbuster Anonymous, directed by Roland Emmerich, argues that the Bard's greatest plays were actually written in secret by a nobleman, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, who is played in the film by Rhys Ifans.
FOUR WHO COULD BE THE REAL SHAKESPEARE EDWARD DE VERE, 17TH EARL OF OXFORD First identified as a possible "real Shakespeare" by J Thomas Looney in 1920, de Vere's credentials are largely based on historical similarities between the bard's works and notable events in the earl's life.
And there are significant reasons why the artistic community - including Sir Derek Jacobi, Michael York and Mark Rylance - believe that Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford
, is the author behind the name "William Shakespeare".
His candidate is Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford
More recently, the beast has birthed a faddish preference for Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford
, as true author of the works.
Monstrous Adversary: The Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford
The countless, stunning parallels between the life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford
, and the events, situations, and characters in the plays--together with the transparent clues the author scattered throughout his works to help make sure that others would, as Hamlet implores Horatio in his dying words, "Report me and my cause aright/To the unsatisfied.
and 400th anniversary of the death of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford
, alias "William Shakespeare"
He is not alone in this view but other names have been put forward, including that of Edward De Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford
THE Earl of Burford, aka Charles Francis Topham de Vere Beauclerk, believes the plays of "Shakespeare" were written by his ancestor Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford