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.
During an interview with Howard Stern in January 2015, Gwyneth Paltrow opened up about how she initially turned down the part of Viola de Lesseps, citing emotional distress following her break-up with Brad Pitt. Paltrow told Stern that she was "very sad" and said, "'I'm not going to work' and all that nonsense". Eventually, she was persuaded by Miramax Producer Paul Webster to go out for the role, and the rest is Oscar history.
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 sound of the tambourine, played by William Shakespeare with the musicians at the dance where he meets Viola, continues after he has stopped playing. However, given that Will was not originally part of the music group, it is reasonable to assume that there is a second tambourinist somewhere.
The Region 2 DVD contains some deleted scenes:
$4,224,426 (USA) (10 January 1999)
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