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.
Harvey Weinstein did not want Edward Zwick to receive a producer credit on the film since he was no longer directing the film, while Zwick did not think Weinstein deserved a producer credit. Rumor has it that Weinstein expressed his contempt for Zwick by deliberately editing ... ...
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?
One of the main plots involves William Shakespeare creating the story of Romeo & Juliet, making it up as he goes along. In fact, these characters and their basic story were written about before Shakespeare was born, and he was adapting the older tale for the stage. The filmmakers knew this.
$4,224,426 (USA) (10 January 1999)
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