Monday, October 17, 2011

The Great ANONYMOUS Debate

Was Shakespeare a fraud? Roland Emmerich seems to pose that question in his new film, ANONYMOUS (Sony Pictures) that opens Friday, October 28, 2011.

There seem to be several arguments surrounding this topic, many in Shakespeare's favor. However we have been hardpressed to find anyone who can attest to the fact that  Edward de Vere is the true author of the classic plays that we have come to love. Despite there being little evidence, ANONYMOUS is claiming just that.

Was Edward de Vere (or someone else) the true brilliance behind the plays, or is William Shakespeare still due the credit of writing these remarkable works?

What do you think?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Congratulations to our Photo Contest Winner

After heavy debate, the staff at Philly Shakespeare has chosen the Romeo and Juliet act V, scene iii photo of apples and oranges. We also enjoyed that Juliet was bleeding orange juice (Blood Orange anyone?) and that Romeo is the fabled poisoned apple. Well done Giana Marinelli, a student in Temple's Shakespeare in Movies class! 
 Did you participate in and enjoy this contest? Please email your questions and comments to and check back soon for more information.