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Bard’s name is barred in protest against filmBy Korea Herald
Published : Oct. 25, 2011 - 19:18
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust was to tape over nine road signs bearing the writer’s name in Warwickshire, central England, in protest at “Anonymous,” a new movie which alleges Shakespeare was a “barely literate frontman for the Earl of Oxford.”
The charity, which promotes the study of the writer, derided the film as an attempt to “rewrite English culture and history.”
Along with the road signs, the trust was also to cover up the Gower Memorial statue in Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s home town, with a sheet and 10 pub signs bearing the writer’s name.
The 24-hour protest coincides with the film’s premier at the London Film Festival.
Paul Edmondson, the trust’s head of knowledge and research, said: “This film flies in the face of a mass of historical fact, but there is a risk that people who have never questioned the authorship of Shakespeare’s works could be hoodwinked.
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