LONDON (AFP) - Protesters in William Shakespeares home county were on Tuesday to temporarily remove the writers name from street signs in support of a campaign against a new film which suggests the Bard was a fraud. Shakespeare Birthplace Trust was to tape over nine road signs bearing the writers name in Warwickshire, central England, in protest at Anonymous, a new movie which alleges Shakespeare was a barely literate frontman for the Earl of Oxford. The charity, which promotes the study of the writer, derided the film as an attempt to rewrite English culture and history. Along with the roadsigns, the trust was also to cover up the Gower Memorial statue in Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeares home town, with a sheet and 10 pub signs bearing the writers name. The 24-hour protest coincides with the films premier at the London Film Festival. Paul Edmondson, the trusts head of knowledge and research, said: This film flies in the face of a mass of historical fact, but there is a risk that people who have never questioned the authorship of Shakespeares works could be hoodwinked.