Anonymous

18th Apr 2012 - 7:30pm

Studio Theatre

Short Cuts Cinema screens Anonymous (Roland Emmerich, 2011) on Wednesday 18th April (new date) at 7.30pm in the Studio Theatre. 

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.

Stars Ryhs Ifans, Venessa Regrave, David Thewlis, and Rafe Spall as William Shakespeare

  • Tickets: £3.00 / £2.50 concessions. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. However, tickets can be booked in advance online or by calling 01695 584480.
  • Certificate: 12A
  • Running Time: 129 minutes
  • Short Cuts Cinema: edgehill.ac.uk/shortcuts

For details of what’s on this season at the Studio Theatre, view the programme of Short Cuts screenings.

Alternatively, for what’s on this season at the Rose Theatre, visit the Rose Theatre website.

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