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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.
Directed by: John Madden
Writers: Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard
Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes and Geoffrey Rush
Movie Shakespeare in Love (1998) Will Shakespeare is a known but struggling poet, playwright and actor who not only has sold his next play to both Philip Henslow and Richard Burbidge but now faces a far more difficult problem: he is bereft of ideas and has yet to begin writing. He is in search of his muse, the woman who will inspire him but all attempts fail him until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps. She loves the theatre and would like nothing more than to take to the stage but is forbidden from doing so as only men can be actors. She is also a great admirer of Shakespeare's works. Dressing as a man and going by the name of Thomas Kent, she auditions and is ideal for a part in his next play. Shakespeare soon see through her disguise and they begin a love affair, one they know cannot end happily for them as he is already married and she has been promised to the dour Lord Wessex. As the company rehearses his new play
Taglines: ...A Comedy About the Greatest Love Story Almost Never Told...
Genres: Comedy | Drama | Romance
Release Date: 8 January 1999 (USA)