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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  • Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes in Shakespeare in Love (1998)
  • Director John Madden
  • Bai Ling at an event for Shakespeare in Love (1998)
  • Shakespeare in Love (1998)
  • Gwyneth Paltrow at an event for Shakespeare in Love (1998)

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Cast & Crew

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Director:

John Madden

Writers:

Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard

Did You Know?

Trivia

Producer Edward Zwick was initially supposed to direct the film when Universal was involved. At that time Julia Roberts was cast as Viola, and the production got as far as having sets in the process of construction. However, Roberts had casting rights, and insisted on Daniel Day-Lewis. ... ...


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

Biographical details of Shakespeare's life, especially his wife and children, ignored for the sake of dramatic license.

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:

$224,012 (USA) (11 December 1998)

Gross:

$100,241,322 (USA) (23 July 1999)

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