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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Cast & Crew

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Director:

John Madden

Writers:

Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard

Did You Know?

Trivia

Harvey Weinstein asked Ben Affleck to play William Shakespeare, but he declined, and played Edward Alleyn instead.


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

Philip Henslowe (Geoffrey Rush) is depicted as being constantly in debt, yet the opposite is true - money lending was one of his professions. The filmmakers knew this.

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Genres

Comedy | Drama | History | Romance

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