This cold night will turn us all to fools and madmen.
— Fool, King Lear, Act III, scene iv
Just wanted to say Anonymous (2011) is garbage.
All hearsay, theories, and speculation about whether or not Shakespeare really had the time or skill to write all his work aside, it’s just very trite movie.
Though the CGI and production values were pretty well done. I liked the atmosphere.
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.
My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips’ red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damasked, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak; yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound:
I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground.
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare
— William Shakespeare (via Sonnet 130