PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller
The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her.
26 October 2011 | Vaughn Fry (Legendary_Badass)
9 | Inventive, Compelling, Emmerich's Masterpiece
The Earl of Oxford (Rhys Ifans) is a talented playwright whose position forces him to publicly abandon his endeavors. ...
When a reporter on National Public Radio pointed out to screenwriter John Orloff that this movie is full of historical inaccuracies (for instance, the playwright Christopher Marlowe, who appears as a character in this movie, actually was dead by the time these... ...
Plays are the work of the devil - born from a cesspool of plague, whoredom, thievery, fornication, and heresy.
The playwrights in the movie are all astonished that Romeo and Juliet is written in verse, specifically iambic pentameter. In fact, English drama had been written in verse for hundreds of years, and mostly in iambic pentameter for about the previous 25 years. Prose drama, not poetry, was the innovation.
Apart from the production companies, the only opening credit is the movie's title, displayed on the marquee of the prologue's theater.
English, French, Italian, Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
$1,012,768 (USA) (30 October 2011)
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