Thursday, May 30, 2013

Director Jim Jarmusch and actor John Hurt proclaim anti-Stratfordian views at Cannes Film Festival

Cheryl Eagan Donovan of Controversy Films reported in her May 26, 2013 "Shakespeare News" on an interview conducted May 25 at the Cannes Film Festival with Only Lovers Left Alive director Jim Jarmusch and film actors Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, and John Hurt in which Jarmusch and Hurt celebrate their anti-Stratfordian viewpoint. Hurt plays an immortal Christopher Marlowe in the upcoming film.

Jim Jarmusch (4:17 on video): "I think one of the biggest scandals in literary history that someday may be divulged, to me, is that William Shakespeare didn't write anything. And there are a lot of us so-called anti-Stratfordians that don't believe this . They included Orson Wells and Sigmund Freud and Ralph Waldo Emerson and and John Gielgud. (John Hurt says, “And John Hurt!”) And now John Hurt as well.