Anonymous (2011)

PG Drama
2.5 - critic's rating |
An earl writes a series of political plays in order to prevent the succession of Queen Elizabeth by James of Scotland. He does this in anonymity, allowing a young playwright named WIlliam Shakespeare to take credit for the work.
Main Cast
Vanessa Redgrave, Rhys Ifans, David Thewlis
Film Producer
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Released By
Columbia Pictures

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2:08 Anonymous - International Trailer B 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.
2:01 Anonymous - International Trailer A 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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