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Starring: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Xavier Samuel, Sebastian Armesto, Rafe Spall, Edward Hogg, Sebastian Reid, Jamie Campbell Bower, Derek Jacobi, Trystan Gravelle, Helen Baxendale, Mark Rylance, Paolo De Vita, Robert Emms, Tony Way, Julian Bleach
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Produced by: Roland Emmerich, Larry Franco, Robert Leger, Volker Engel, Marc Weigert, John Orloff
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Genre: Historical drama
MPAA rating: PG-13
Runtime: 130 minutes
Release date:   Nov 4, 2011
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.''