Directed by Roland Emmerich
“All the world’s a stage,
and all the men and women merely players…”
Wherefore art thou, Shakespeare?
A lack of cinematic depiction
(“Shakespeare in Love,” many a fortnight ago
just one of 79 depictions
starting with Georges Melies in 1907…
Lincoln has had 297…thus far)
“Anonymous” takes his story
and discredits it
Was Shakespeare a hoax?
A story as ill-conceived
as its many bastard children
And somewhat implausible
Director Emmerich likes to predict the end of the world
(“Independence Day,” “Godzilla,” “2012”…you get it)
For Shakespeareans, “Anonymous” does just that
and a lofty, poetic script set the stage
But someone wished the actors luck…
instead they broke their leg.