Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mark Anderson book optioned for TV series

Mark Anderson and John Plummer, Oct. 11 at the Crowne Plaza hotel in White Plains, NY.

Shakespeare by Another Name author Mark Anderson announced Saturday that director/writer John Plummer of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has optioned his book. Plummer plans to write a series of scripts based on Oxford's life as revealed in Shakespeare by Another Name to offer networks like PBS and HBO.

"Our agents are excited," Plummer said at the joint annual Shakespeare Oxford Society/Shakespeare Fellowship conference in White Plains, NY. "This guy's life (Edward deVere, 17th Earl of Oxford) is the entire Shakespeare canon and it's all true. It's the sexiest story, and it sells itself."

For a glimpse of the interaction between Anderson and Plummer, check out this recent entry on Anderson's blog.

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