Anonymous | 2011

Drama, Foreign
Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, was an accomplished poet and dramatist for Queen Elizabeth I in the 16th century. In the 20th century, theories arose crediting Edward as the true author of Shakespeare's works.

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... Earl of Oxford

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... Queen Elizabeth I

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... Ben Johnson

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... William Shakespeare

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... William Cecil

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... Robert Cecil

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... Earl of Southhampton

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... Earl of Essex

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... Young Earl of Oxford

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... Young Queen Elizabeth I

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... Francesco

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... Christopher Marlowe

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BBF Bavarian Bank Fund

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Synopsis

Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds such as Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, and Sigmund Freud, namely: who actually created the body of work credited to William Shakespeare? Experts have debated, books have been written, and scholars have devoted their lives to protecting or debunking theories surrounding the authorship of the most renowned works in English literature. Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when scandalous political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles lusting for the power of the throne were brought to light in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.

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