Department of English

Pre-release screening of Anonymous

Tue, September 27, 2011 | Texas Union Theater

7:00 PM

"Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds such as Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, and Sigmund Freud, namely: who actually created the body of work credited to William Shakespeare?  Experts have debated, books have been written, and scholars have devoted their lives to protecting or debunking theories surrounding the authorship of the most renowned works in English literature. Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when scandalous political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles lusting for the power of   the throne were brought to light in the most unlikely of places: the London stage." Columbia Pictures

For more information on the film, please visit the Anonymous webpage.

After the screening, director Roland Emmerich will lead a panel discussion of the film with Professors Hannah Chapelle Wojciehowski and Eric Mallin, and two actors from Actors From The London Stage, Dale Rapley and Richard Neale.

Free to UT students, faculty, and staff.

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