- Year: 2011
- Genre: Drama, Thriller
- Country: UK | Germany | USA
- Language: English | French | Italian | Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
- Time: 130
- Director: Roland Emmerich
- Cast: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis, ...
Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, is presented as the real author of Shakespeare's works. Edward's life is followed through flashbacks from a young child, through to the end of his life. He is portrayed as a child prodigy who writes and performs A Midsummer Night's Dream for a young Elizabeth I. A series of events sees his plays being performed by a frontman, Shakespeare.