The title of this post is taken from James Shapiro's (author of Contested Will) Oct. 16 op-ed piece in the NY Times "Hollywood Dishonors the Bard". In it, Shapiro explores the push Anonymous director Roland Emmerich and Sony Pictures are making to influence school children and the educational community. New to this writer is the fact that Emmerich is also producing a documentary for distribution (Emmerich is President of First Folio Pictures--Ha!) in addition to "... the lesson plans that Sony Pictures has been distributing to literature and history teachers in the hope of convincing students that Shakespeare was a fraud."
What's beneath all of this, one wonders? Please allow me to say again, there's more to this than meets the eye. JM