(UK & Germany)
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Writer John Orloff joins the league of the likes of Dickens, Freud, and Twain who all questioned the the true writer of works by Shakespeare.
Orloff brings us a comedic and tragic twist in English history, in the period of economic and political uncertainty which produced an unsurpassed literary flowering in England.
This was the new literary movement that had appeared at the end of the second decade of Elizabeth’s reign, the rise of William Shakespeare.
Though Elizabeth-I, was never a major patron of the arts, the English theatre reached its highest peaks and the notion of a great Elizabethan age depended largely on the poets, dramatists,and musicians who were active during Elizabeth’s reign.
Quite alternatively and possibly, who truly was behind William Shakespeare?
And even more so, who was really meant to be the heir of Elizabeth-I?
Director Emmerich takes us to the muddy/filthy streets of London in Elizabethan England.
Yet again the impeccable Vanessa Redgrave commands with her performance as the queen,
and Redgrave’s daughter Joely Richardson plays the queen when she was younger.
With a more mature and sophisticated looking Rhys Ifans who plays the older Earl of Oxford.
Quite entertaining, camp, and truly intriguing.