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I went to see this yesterday afternoon (I love being retired) and although it seemed to have a slow start I did enjoy it even though it was rather fantastical e.g. W Shakespeare was an illiterate drunkard? Certainly worth an afternoon at the flicks. Vanessa Redgrave played Elizabeth 1 as a blousy old tart! Rees ifans was excellent.
Thank you for the recommendation. As we live many miles from a cinema, we tend to get things on DVD from Love film, and with dark winter afternoons looming we do enjoy an excuse to cuddle up on the sofa in front of our lovely log fire and watch a good movie! I shall add it to my list.
Having studied Shakespeare with the OU my blood boils when anyone with an ounce of sense tries to argue that he did not write his plays. They trot out the old trite arguements such as his not having been to Italy - so he could not have written Romeo and Juliet. Also that he was not an aristocrat so he must have had an inferior education and could therefore not have written his histories or Julius Ceaser. In fact his education, in an early type of Grammer school was far better. It was based on modern humanist ideals not the old values that were still used in many Aristocratic familes.
The film might jolly well be an enjoyable one, but I think I'd end up throwing something at the screen! Also I would be haunted by the extremely irate ghost of my step MIL who was a very well respected published Sheakespeare scholar. P.S. she would have been far more articulate here than I have been.
I have missed it nearby as it was only on at an independant cinema 20 miles away. Hoping despite controversy to see it. I did Shakespeare as part of my degree in 1980 and the plays are the best regardless of who wrote them. Maybe have to be content with dvd.
Slightly off the point, but it irks me to see how quickly "good" films zoom through our local cinema, so far this autumn I have "missed" Tinker Tailor, The Help and Anonymous (maybe not missed too much with that one) and yet mindless trash seems to hang around for weeks and weeks. I once went to see Lives of Others (brilliant) on a sunday afternoon and DH and I were 2 out of a total audience of 7. I have just answered my own question,duh!