almost 6 years
Really enjoyed this romantic, fictionalized depiction of Shakespeare and his muse.
A heartwarming and charming love story, and a home-run on Valentine's Day.
Awful. Awful, awful, awful, awful... awful.
over 6 years
do you ever wonder how romeo juliet was written? so, watch it.
over 6 years
A delicate interweaving of stories. Historical details accurate, but great fiction. Great!
Jonathan Roland Kratzner
Man! Forgot(or didn't even realize)who's in this film! Look@full cast4Potter actors, et al
over 7 years
cute and funny romantic-comedy but can't believe this won an Oscar...
Shakespeare in Love is a 1998 British-American comedy film directed by John Madden and written by Marc Norman and playwright Tom Stoppard.
The film portrays playwright William Shakespeare's involvement in a love affair at the time that he was writing the play Romeo and Juliet. The story is fiction, though several of the characters are based on real people. In addition, many of the characters, lines, and plot devices are references to Shakespeare's plays.
Shakespeare in Love won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress (for Gwyneth Paltrow), and Best Supporting Actress (for Judi Dench).
William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) is a poor playwright for Philip Henslowe (Geoffrey Rush), owner of The Rose Theatre, in 1593 London. After learning that his love was cheating on him with his patron, Shakespeare burns his new comedy, Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter, rewriting it as the tragedy Romeo and Juliet. Suffering from writer's block, he is unable to complete the play...