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.
Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson play the older and younger versions of Queen Elizabeth, respectively. In real life, they are mother and daughter.
Plays are the work of the devil - born from a cesspool of plague, whoredom, thievery, fornication, and heresy.
After a successful performance of one of "his" plays, William Shakespeare takes a bow then falls into the audience where he crowd surfs. We believe that this is a 20th Century phenomenon as Joe "King" Carrasco appears in the first documented video of crowd surfing in the 1981 Rock Video "Party Weekend".
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)
$1,021,768 30 October 2011