R | | Comedy, Drama, History
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.
In the final scene, Will tells Viola "You will never age for me, nor fade, nor die." He is paraphrasing Sonnet 18: "Thy eternal summer shall not fade, nor lose possession of that fair thou owest. Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade, ... ...
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?
When Will and Viola are in bed together the morning after their first tryst, the bed sheets are pulled to provide concealment in such a way that only someone not in the bed (and off camera) could physically do.
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