By guest blogger Meg Pearson. Meg is an Associate Professor at the Univ of West Georgia in Renaissance Drama and she is Tina Sloans wonderful niece - She is married and lives in Atlanta, Ga with her brand new baby Piper and her husband Marcus.
This is about the new movie declaring William Shakespeare a fiction for Anonymous, who was really Edward de Vere. It's sonnet length, in pentameter, and a nod to Marc Antony's speech in Julius Caesar.
Friends, Tweeps, Bloggers, lend me your able thoughts.
I come to consider Anonymous.
The writing that men (and women!) pen lives
After them, though the good stuff is rarely
Kept online. So let it be with Anon-
ymous, whom noble critics have told you
Was ambitious, but a bit shy, really.
If it were so, t'were a bit of a
Shock to my family, friends, printers, players.
Here, under leave of de Vere and the rest -
An honorable sort, as are Marlowe,
Bacon, Bess, Judith, and the dozens more-
Come I to contemplate attribution.
Thou hast thy ‘Will,' why seek convolution?