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.
Marc Norman conceived the idea of the movie in 1988. The movie was released ten years later.
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?
Shakespeare is at a tavern early on in the film. The tavern has glass "onion" shaped wine bottles on a shelf. These bottles of the "onion" variety did not exist until the late 17th, early 18th century.
$4,224,426 (USA) (10 January 1999)
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