My Shakespeare class finally persuaded me to take a class trip to go see the new Roland Emmerich movie, Anonymous. I went forewarned. Multiple reviewers have pointed out problems with the film, which proposes that the Earl of Oxford wrote the literature by William Shakespeare.

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Ruth Kaplan
Ruth Kaplan is an Assistant Professor of English at Quinnipiac University and a specialist in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century poetry and prose.  Her research focuses on the intersection of humanism and colonialism, and the ways that those ideologies shaped contemporary poetics and philosophies of reading.