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Shakespeare: The Bard or the Fraud

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Many of Shakespeare's comedies turn on mistaken identity. And that conundrum is at the heart of the new movie Anonymous. Could the middling illiterate from Stratford have become the greatest writer in the English language or was it more likely that the aristocratic Edward de Vere wrote the plays? The movie "Anonymous" has led some Las Vegas actors to protest they are so enraged and there's no sign of passions cooling over this issue.

 

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Eric Rasmussen, Prof of English, UNR

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