The advance information about the movie Anonymous indicates it is full of all the usual ridiculous Oxfordian theories, and a good many more–Shakespeare killing Marlowe, for example. Oxfordians conveniently forget that we have far more factual information about William Shakespeare as actor, dramatist, and a member of an acting/producing company than many other actors and dramatists of the period. Moreover, Oxfordians have to rely of conspiracy theories that are easily pierced by facts and anyone with intelligence.
For an imaginative approach to Shakespeare’s life, based on facts , see The Shakespeare Diaries. “J.P. Wearing’s The Shakespeare’s Diaries…is a genuine work of scholarly imagination…a work of prodigious research, based on all the facts we know about Shakespeare’s life. The book is crammed with fascinating incident…there is much engaging stuff about his relations with the actors in his company, with the Dark Lady (Aemilia Lanier) who deceived him with Southampton, and with such fellow playwrights as Ben Jonson and John Marston…The Diary is crammed full of plague and deaths and burials, as well as gossip about the great and the near great, including the Essex Rebellion and the War of the Theatres. Shakespeare comes across as a mild, gentle, and generous human being.” Robert Brustein.