Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0022131, Sun, 30 Oct 2011 15:24:36 -0200

[SIGHTING] "Anonymous" and authorial controversies/ Van Veen and
"Perfect Sense"

"Anonymous" director Roland Emmerich: Why Shakespeare didn't write the plays -by David Bentley on Oct 29, 11 11:32 AM
IF William Shakespeare didn't write the plays and sonnets that have beguiled people for generations, then who did?
That's the controversial question at the heart of Roland Emmerich's new thriller Anonymous, which launches in UK cinemas this weekend.
Emmerich (Independence Day, The Patriot, 2012) and writer John Orloff have woven the ultimate literary conspiracy theory into a historical drama set at the court of Queen Elizabeth I. ..The so-called 'authorship debate' has been around for decades and has attracted an illustrious band of supporters down the years.
Academics, actors and writers - including Benjamin Disraeli, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Orson Welles, Sigmund Freud and Sir John Gielgud - have supported the claim that Shakespeare simply didn't write Shakespeare. Collectively, the doubters are known as anti-Stratfordians.They argue that there is no documented evidence that William Shakespeare, an actor and a shareholder at The Globe Theatre, was ever a writer, because nothing in his own handwriting has ever been found except six signatures (all spelled differently)"...."But you know, there is a valid debate to be had about who wrote this incredible material. There is an issue here and it shouldn't be discounted out of hand.". "I think it's very telling that a lot of writers in particular believe this theory to be true - Twain, (Vladimir) Nabokov, Henry James and it was James who said 'I'm haunted by the conviction that it's the most successful fraud ever perpetuated on an unsuspecting public.'
"I think writers understand the process of writing and when you think about the process of writing these plays they come to the conclusion that it's kind of unbelievable that Shakespeare wrote them."

Anonymous director Roland Emmerich: Why Shakespeare didn't write ...
Coventry Telegraph

A minor reference to Nabokov has recently been made in connection to another movie, namely "Perfect Sense," directed by David Mackenzie with a script by Danish Kim Fupz Aakeson, with critical comments by Luiz Fernando Gallego at the Festival do Rio, 19/10/2011 ("Os Sentidos do Amor").
"...Uma idéia que também é tratada pelo Nabokov no livro "Ada ou Ardor" ...e bem antes no outro livro de Nabokov, "Fogo Pálido": 'o espaço é um enxame nos olhos, o tempo é um tinido no ouvido.'.('Space is a swarming in the eyes, and Time a singing in the ears') .


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