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.
One of the reasons co-Screenwriters Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard were able to take so many liberties with the script, was that not much is known about William Shakespeare's life between the years 1585 and 1592.
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?
The sound of the tambourine, played by William Shakespeare with the musicians at the dance where he meets Viola, continues after he has stopped playing. However, given that Will was not originally part of the music group, it is reasonable to assume that there is a second tambourinist somewhere.
$4,224,426 (USA) (10 January 1999)
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