Rhys Ifans stars in Anonymous.
Rhys Ifans stars in Anonymous. Contributed

Film asks: was Shakespeare a fraud?

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, starring Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson, poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when scandalous political intrigue, illicit romances 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.

Anonymous starts at Ballina Cinemas and Dendy Byron Bay on November 3.



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