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Shakespeare in Love

Comedy, Drama, Romance, History 2h 3m 1998

AroView: Shakespeare’s art imitates life according to this gloriously fanciful, Oscar-winning tragicomedy, as the Bard himself (Joseph Fiennes), stuck in a creative dry-spell, finds the vagaries of romance provide bountiful inspiration for his composing of ‘Romeo and Juliet’.

Taking inspired liberty with historical facts, the fancy handywork of the screenplay (co-penned by Tom Stoppard) comes gilded with theatre truisms and allusions, then flaunted with magnificent wardrobe and ebullient casting.

Director

John Madden

Language

English

Subtitles

English

Country

UK

Studio

NBC Universal