PG-13 | | Drama, History, 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. ...
John Orloff wrote the script back in 1998, but the project never took off at that time because of the release of the other Shakespeare-related film, Shakespeare in Love (1998). The project was then restarted back in 2005, when Roland Emmerich saw the script, but it only got the go ahead in early 2010... ...
...and the whole bloody thing in verse.
Ben Jonson: It's really not that difficult... if you try.
William Shakespeare: Oh, and have you ever tried? But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun...
Ben Jonson: You. Cannot. Play Romeo.
William Shakespeare: What! Why not? ...
Christopher Marlowe is alive in 1598; he died in 1593.
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) (28 October 2011)
$4,463,292 (USA) (9 December 2011)
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