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Release Date: October 28th, 2011

DVD Release Date: February 7th, 2012

PG-13|2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary
As royal troops set fire to the Globe Theatre, Elizabethan-era playwright Ben Jonson (Sebastian Armesto) is tortured by Robert Cecil (Edward Hogg), who demands to know if Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford (Rhys Ifans), is the true author of the writings attributed to William Shakespeare (Rafe Spall). Flashbacks reveal Oxford's passionate affair with Queen Elizabeth I and how -- in his younger days -- Oxford charmed her with plays like "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

Cast: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Xavier Samuel, Sebastian Armesto, Rafe Spall, Edward Hogg

Director: Roland Emmerich

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Centropolis Entertainment

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Love, Rivalry, Suspenseful, London

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