Director Roland Emmerich
(Independence Day; The Day After Tomorrow; Godzilla) takes part in a press junket to promote his new movie "Anonymous" at Sony Studios in New York. He describes the research he undertook to recreate London in the sixteenth century, especially the dirt and grime. He laughs as he talks about how he does not want to live in that era. He reveals how he got into Shakespeare later on in life, because of his German upbringing.
Anonymous expands on the conspiracy theory that William Shakespeare, the revered British playwright, did not write his plays but rather it was Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford, who wrote them instead