Could the regal, intelligent, and sophisticated Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford (Rhys Ifans), actually have written all of the plays attributed to William Shakespeare (Rafe Spall)? This intriguing and exciting historical thriller takes just such an explosively conspiratorial view while dramatizing how it ties in with a rebellion being mounted against Queen Elizabeth I (Vanessa Redgrave) by the Earl of Essex (Sam Neill). With David Thewlis, Joely Richardson. 130 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, DVS, French DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; audio commentary; deleted scenes; featurette.