• Language/Profanity: "As-", "bastard."
  • Alcohol/Smoking/Drugs: Shakespeare drinks; other scenes of drinking in group settings.
  • Sex/Nudity: De Vere sleeps with Elizabeth; they’re shown by the fire, they rise, but no nudity is shown beyond a bare male chest and the top of backside, which is otherwise covered; lovers shown having sex under the sheets; a man’s backside seen while having sex with a prostitute; accusation of incest.
  • Violence/Crime: A theater is burned to the ground; man is struck in the face; a man is stabbed; a dead body shown, with some blood coming from his mouth; men are shot; torture scene.
  • Religion: Puritan head of household tells offspring that theater is a form of idolatry and that there’s no place for art in his home; a character says that if plays are unholy, she hopes she doesn’t find salvation until later in life; Catholic revolt in Ireland; a man’s soul is said to hang in the balance; a reference to God’s gifts of “cunning and ruthlessness”; a man says God requires his help; a funeral scene.
  • MarriageA wedding scene; marital unfaithfulness depicted; talk of Elizabeth’s many “bastard” children.

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