Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love

Joseph Fiennes
Director: John Madden Cast: Joseph Fiennes
Joseph Fiennes
, Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow
, Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
John Madden

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Overview

William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) is on a cold streak. Not only is he writing for Philip Henslowe (Geoffrey Rush), owner of "The Rose," a theatre whose doors are about to be closed by sadistic creditors, but he's got a nasty case of writer's block. Shakespeare hasn't written a hit in years. In fact, he hasn't written much of anything recently. Thus, the Bard finds himself in quite a bind when Henslowe, desperate to stave off another round of hot-coals-to-feet application, stakes The Rose's solvency on Shakespeare's new comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter." The problem is, "Romeo" is safely "locked away" in Shakespeare's head, which is to say that not a word of it is written. Meanwhile, the lovely Lady Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow) is an ardent theatre-goer -- scandalous for a woman of her breeding -- who especially admires Shakespeare's plays and, not incidentally, Bill himself. Alas, she's about to be sold as property into a loveless marriage by her mercenary father and shipped off to a Virginia tobacco plantation. But not before dressing up as a young man and winning the part of Romeo in the embryonic play. Shakespeare soon discovers the deception and goes along with it, using the blossoming love affair to ignite his muse. As William and Viola's romance grows in intensity and spirals towards its inevitable culmination, so, too, does the farcical comedy about Romeo and pirates transform into the timeless tragedy that is Romeo and Juliet.


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Product Details

Release Date: 01/12/2021
UPC: 0032429350756
Original Release: 1998
Rating: R
Source: Miramax
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:03:00
Sales rank: 18,411

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joseph Fiennes William Shakespeare
Gwyneth Paltrow Viola De Lesseps
Geoffrey Rush Philip Henslowe
Judi Dench Elizabeth I
Simon Callow Tilney, Master of the Revels
Colin Firth Lord Wessex
Imelda Staunton Nurse
Ben Affleck Ned Alleyn
Tom Wilkinson Hugh Fennyman
Jim Carter Ralph Bashford
Martin Clunes Richard Burbage
Rupert Everett Christopher Marlowe
Antony Sher Actor

Technical Credits
John Madden Director
Linda Bruce Associate Producer
Martin Childs Production Designer
David Gamble Editor
Donna Gigliotti Producer
Peter Glossop Sound/Sound Designer
Julie Goldstein Executive Producer
Richard Greatrex Cinematographer
Michelle Guish Casting
Marc Norman Producer,Screenwriter
David Parfitt Producer
Sandy Powell Costumes/Costume Designer
Jill Quertier Set Decoration/Design
Mark Raggett Art Director
Deborah Saban Asst. Director
Tom Stoppard Screenwriter
Stephen Warbeck Score Composer
Harvey Weinstein Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Lisa Westcott Makeup
Edward Zwick Producer

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