About

Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, the story advances the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays.

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Directed by

Roland Emmerich

Written by

John Orloff (Writer)

Runtime

130 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany

Language

English

Tagline

Was Shakespeare a Fraud?

Cast

Keywords

politics play poet duringcreditsstinger shakespeare anonymity false history secrecy

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Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Costume Design