Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love Movie (1998)

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Will Shakespeare is a known but struggling poet, playwright and actor who not only has sold his next play to both Philip Henslow and Richard Burbidge but now faces a far more difficult problem: he is bereft of ideas and has yet to begin writing. He is in search of his muse, the woman who will inspire him but all attempts fail him until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps. She loves the theatre and would like nothing more than to take to the stage but is forbidden from doing so as only men can be actors. She is also a great admirer of Shakespeare's works. Dressing as a man and going by the name of Thomas Kent, she auditions and is ideal for a part in his next play. Shakespeare soon sees through her disguise and they begin a love affair, one they know cannot end happily for them as he is already married and she has been promised to the dour Lord Wessex. As the company rehearses his new play, Will and Viola's love is transferred to the written page leading to the masterpiece that is Romeo and Juliet.
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Movie Comments & Discussion (6)

vyoleta
Made in 1998. Beautiful film with lots of Shakespeare's plots and quotations from his plays. It won seven Academy Awards. I enjoy it very much.
lipsee
Best actor Geoffrey Rush as the theatre manger
Mysticalli
how love this movie purple heart
patriciaysabelle
i love gwyneth..... phew!!!!sigh and here i fall in love with the idea of falling in love.....confused love
shay28
very romantic indeed...love smitten
lipsee
5 to 1 in favour of the girls, This must be a "Chick flick" and I did not realise it..I suppose that means its a good film to get on DVD and then invite a lady around for a candle light dinner and a watch!!! She,s bowed to think me the romatic sort,hehehehe
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Will Shakespeare is a known but struggling poet, playwright and actor who not only has sold his next play to both Philip Henslow and Richard Burbidge but now faces a far more difficult problem: he is bereft of ideas and has yet to begin writing. He is in search of his muse, the woman who will inspire him but all attempts fail him until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps. She loves the theatre and would like nothing more than to take to the stage but is forbidden from doing so as only men can be actors. She is also a great admirer of Shakespeare's works. Dressing as a man and going by the name of Thomas Kent, she auditions and is ideal for a part in his next play. Shakespeare soon sees through her disguise and they begin a love affair, one they know cannot end happily for them as he is already married and she has been promised to the dour Lord Wessex. As the company rehearses his new play, Will and Viola's love is transferred to the written page leading to the masterpiece that is Romeo and Juliet.
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