In 1609, the first edition of Shakespeare's "Sonnets" was published, featuring the mysterious dedication: "To Mr W.H." Ever since, the identity of Mr W.H. has been the subject of a series of fascinating theories--but none quite so ingenious as that of Oscar Wilde's "The Portrait of Mr W.H. "Cambridge scholar Cyril Graham spent his days performing in Shakespeare's plays, and, being somewhat effeminate in nature, he was cast in the female roles. And then he made a rather startling discovery--the "Mr W.H." to whom Shakespeare dedicated his Sonnets could be none other than Will Hughes, the boy-actor of Shakespeare's plays But when no one shares his conviction, he resolves to find another way to convince them.