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.
Geoffrey Rush was the only Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee that year that was from a Best Picture nominated film.
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 Queen commands a comedy for Twelfth Night and Will and Viola sketch out the plot of the play Twelfth Night. That play was written some five years after Romeo and Juliet, with several plays intervening.
$4,224,426 (USA) (10 January 1999)
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