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.
Earl of Oxford:
All art is political, Jonson. Otherwise it would just be decoration.
When Ben Jonson first arrives at the home of the Earl of Oxford after being released from prison the Earl is shown cutting, holding, smelling, and then referring to a white and red rose as "The Tudor Rose". "The Tudor Rose" is actually a heraldic emblem of England that is a combination of the white rose and the red rose of the House of York and the House of Lancaster, respectively. It is not, nor has it ever actually been, the actual bloom of a rose bush.
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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