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Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love(1998)

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Brief Synopsis

It is the summer of 1593, and the rising young star of London's theatre scene, Will Shakespeare, faces a scourge like no other: a paralyzing bout of writer's block. While the great Elizabethan age of entertainment unfolds around him, Will is without inspiration on material. What Will needs is a muse--and in an extraordinary moment in which life imitates art, he finds and falls for a woman who draws him into his own dramatic adventure of star-crossed love. It all begins when Lady Viola, desperate to become an actor at a time when women were forbidden from such depravity, disguises herself as a man to audition for Will's play. But the guise slips away as their passion ignites. Now Will's quill again begins to flow, this time turning love into words, as Viola becomes his real-life Juliet and Romeo finds his reason to exist. Yet all is not well in Will's world. For even as the parchment begins to pile up, he's plagued by the fact that Lady Viola must marry the insufferable Lord Wessex.

Cast & Crew

John Madden Director
Geoffrey Rush Philip Henslowe
Joseph Fiennes Will Shakespeare
Gwyneth Paltrow Viola De Lesseps
Judi Dench Queen Elizabeth
Ben Affleck Ned Alleyn
Tom Wilkinson Hugh Fennyman
Rupert Everett Christopher Marlowe
Steven Beard Makepeace--The Preacher
Antony Sher Dr Moth
Patrick Barlow Will Kempe

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MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1998 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Distributions Co:  Miramax Films
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Duration(mins):  Country:  United States (USA)

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