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.
Actor and theatre owner Richard Burbage, who is a character in the film, in reality went on to play the title role in Shakespeare's revenge tragedy Hamlet. In the film, Burbage is shown coming to the theatre looking for revenge. There is a fight, which ends when ... ...
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?
Juliet's "blood" on the tomb moves around from shot to shot.
$224,012 (USA) (11 December 1998)
$100,241,322 (USA) (23 July 1999)
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