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.
Imelda Staunton and Colin Firth would later work together in the first Nanny McPhee movie, the second of which had a short appearance of Ralph Fiennes, older brother of Joseph Fiennes (William Shakespeare).
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.
$224,012 (USA) (11 December 1998)
$100,241,322 (USA) (23 July 1999)
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