Today is the first day of winter in Australia, where the sun and chill factor of Melbourne where I live certainly makes sure that you feel alive. There has been much to write about during the past month, which makes the days race by.
Debunking a legend like Will Shakespeare as not being the author of his works is the subject of a movie coming in the Fall in America and the Spring here in Australia.
Anonymous, based only on the brilliance of the style of its advance imagery and typography as well as the fine bevvy of actors engaged to tell this interesting tale, seems to be a movie to look forward to. It puts forward the case that it was the Tudor aristocrat Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford who was really the author of the vast portfolio of works attributed to Elizabethan playwright William Shakespeare (1564-1616) widely regarded
as the greatest writer in the English language and the most quoted author of all time.
Its sure to stir up a hornet’s nest as the debate about the questions it asks, hots up.
Setting stories in an age of visual boldness like Tudor England since the days of Shakespeare in Love have been quite a success, and it certainly requires a sensuous vulgarity and hearty aesthetic appetite to appreciate its many complexities.
This surely has to be one of the most powerful Movie Posters produced in recent years, and based on it alone I cannot wait to discover the ‘truth’. Would also love one to go on my wall to remind me that the pen is always mightier than the sword.
We have a great variety of interesting tales to tell this month with plenty of posts, continuing conversations and making videos for our You Tube Channel.
Meanwhile in an Australian southern winter at Melbourne there is much to go on with as we endeavour to keep warm.
Do have a great month ahead – all best, Carolyn
Editor of Muse News at The Culture Concept Circle.