Shakespeare In Love (UK)
A comedy about the greatest love story almost never told
Running Time: 119 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
Content Type: Movie
Shakespeare In Love is a romantic comedy for the 1990s set in the 1590s, telling the witty, sexy story behind the creation of the greatest love story of them all - Romeo and Juliet. Young Will Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) is the up and coming playwright of the time but has been disastrously struck by the bane of writer`s block. His comedy "Romeo and Ethel the Pirate`s Daughter" is not going anywhere and the playhouse is under threat of closure. What Will needs is a muse - and she appears in the form of the beautiful (and betrothed) Lady Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow).
The path of true love doesn`t run smooth for Will, however - Viola is engaged to be married to the insufferable Lord Wessex (Colin Firth) at the command of Queen Elizabeth (Judi Dench). The joys and tragedy of his own life find their way onto the page in a moving, witty and spellbinding tale.
Shakespeare In Love is a brilliantly funny, warm and fast moving romance from acclaimed director John Madden (Mrs Brown).
Making Of Documentary: "Shakespeare In Love And On Film"
John Madden Commentary
Cast and Crew Commentary
21 TV Spots
Academy Award winning Costumes
Widescreen Letterbox 2.35:1
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 German
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