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With his new movie "Anonymous," director Roland Emmerich is taking on no less an institution than The Bard himself, putting forward the theory that William Shakespeare didn't actually write any of his own plays. It's a bold move from the auteur behind flicks like "Godzilla" and "Independence Day."
And today, Shakespeare strikes back.
MTV Movies Blog has put together a special tribute to Emmerich featuring a troupe of Shakespearean actors performing scenes from some of Emmerich's greatest works, from "Universal Soldier" to "The Day After Tomorrow" to "Stargate." So does his own work hold up under such scrutiny? Head over to MTV to find out -- and learn why the play is indeed the thing.