The cast of Anonymous
Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Sebastian Armesto, Rafe Spall
What is Anonymous about?
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.