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Anonymous: The Illustrated Movie Companion

ISBN: 9781557049926 | 1557049920
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Pub. Date: 9/13/2011

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With 165 color images, this stunning visual companion to Anonymous captures the striking recreation of the Elizabethan period that imagines Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford, as the true author of the plays credited to William Shakespeare. The brilliant work of the talented filmmakers is celebrated in this book that features: a fascinating introduction by director Roland Emmerich ( 10,000 BC, 2012, The Day After Tomorrow, The Patriot, Independence Day) an essay by screenwriter John Orloff ( Band of Brothers, Legends of the Guardians, A Mighty Heart) essays on the Shakespeare authorship question by Mark Twain and by Charles Beauclerk (author of Shakespeare's Lost Kingdom) illustrated script excerpts, sidebars on historical references, concept drawings, and production illustrations commentaries from the cast and crew on the film's production, costume design, cinematography, and visual effects an extensive bibliography Here is a riveting portrayal of the complex world of Shakespeare's times, when scandalous political intrigue, illicit romances in the royal court, and the schemes of greedy nobles hungry for the power of the throne were exposed in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.

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