The movie portrays William Shakespeare as a bit of a drunken idiot who couldn't write but made his living as an actor. He was paid to take credit for the work of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford. I spent the movie on Google trying to figure out who all the characters were, and trying to make sense of it all . I love that kind of movie.
Most scholars agree that Shakespeare wrote his own work, but it did make a very interesting premise for a movie.
|Edward de Vere|
17th Earl of Oxford