Shakespeare in Love (1998)

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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.


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Cast & Crew

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Director:

John Madden

Writers:

Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard

Did You Know?

Trivia

Second movie in which Colin Firth's character has his love interest stolen by a Fiennes. First in The English Patient (1996) by Ralph Fiennes, and here by Joseph Fiennes.


Quotes

Hugh Fennyman: Henslowe! Do you know what happens to a man who doesn't pay his debts? His boots catch fire!
Hugh Fennyman: Why do you howl when it is I who am bitten?


Goofs

When William Shakespeare and Viola are in bed together the morning after their first tryst, just as Will falls off the bed you can see that he is wearing a pair of black shorts.

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Comedy | Drama | History | Romance

Details

Release Date:

8 January 1999

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA, UK

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,224,426 (USA) (10 January 1999)

Gross:

$100,317,794 (USA)

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