Here’s Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford.
Suspectedly the real author of Shakespeare’s works. In dialogue with his wife, Anne. Below dialogues were taken from the movie ‘Anonymous’.
Anne : (sobs) Why must you write?
Edward de Vere : The voices, Anne. The voices, I can’t stop them.
They come to me.
When I sleep, when I wake, when I sup. When I walk down the hall.
The sweet longing of a maiden,
the surging ambitions of a courtier,
the designs of a murderer,
the pleas of his victims.
Only when I put their words, their voices, into parchment, are they cast loose, freed.
Only then my mind is quieted. At peace.
I would go mad if I didn’t write down the voices.
“Are you… possessed?”
“Maybe I am.”