Thursday, December 29, 2011

Shakespeare at Large

"Anonymous" Snubbed in This Year's Golden Globe Nominations: The Pro-Shakespeare Machine Must Be Stopped!

by Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Well, in case anyone had any doubts that the pro-Shakespeare machine has single-handedly skewed the truth for 400 years, now it appears that it has corrupted Hollywood as well as the hearts and minds of the dim-witted public.

What more do you people want? This year's "Anonymous" presented an air-tight case that I, Edward de Vere, am the author of "Shakespeare"'s works. Sony Pictures even sent out teaching kits to teachers across the country showing them how to spread the truth to their little minions. And teaching kits don't lie.

But clearly I'm not "popular" enough to get what I so richly deserve: A Golden Globe nomination. Even Elton John got a nod for writing that insipid "Hello Hello" song for "Gnomeo and Juliet"! This is an insult of the highest order.

In fact, most of the nominated titles for best Drama film come directly from my work:

  1. THE DESCENDANTS-- aka "Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, Henry V, and Henry VI, parts 1, 2 and 3"

  2. THE HELP-- Please--I practically invented racial tension with "Othello"

  3. HUGO -- Danger and fantasy? Can you say: "Midsummer Night's Dream"?

  4. THE IDES OF MARCH-- Hello? This one speaks for itself.

  5. MONEYBALL-- Okay, they can have this one. Professional sports are far beneath me.

  6. WAR HORSE-- Where do I begin? How about "Richard III"? Or "Henry V"? Or "Troilus and Cressida"

I charge you all to write in to the Golden Globe Star Court and make yourselves heard!

The views expressed by Edward de Vere are entirely his own and do not represent the views of Everydayshakespeare.


  1. Well, if it's any comfort to you Edward, the film "Anonymous" is on my top ten list for 2011. Though I may be the only film critic ( in the known universe to list it as such, I am a household name in many parts of the city where I live (at least among members of my family).

  2. Hear hear! Paranoids for Sanity! War for Peace! Republicans for the Needy!

    Us Oxfordians can only comfort ourselves with the certainty that the most ridiculous version of human creativity and biography ever devised is being taught from fourth grade to graduate school every day--that Shakspere who couldn't even sign his name wrote the works of Shakespeare.

    Next absurdity if you please. Happy New Year.

    William Ray