Year of Release: 1998 Running Time: 2 hrs. 02 min. MPAA Rating: R Director:
Screenwriter: Marc Norman and Tom Stopppard Producers: Donna Gigliotti, David Parfitt and Harvey Weinstein Studio: Miramax Pictures
Shakespeare in Love Synopsis
Will Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) owes a play to cash-strapped theater owner Philip Henslowe (Geoffrey Rush). The only problem? He has writer's block. He meets his muse in young Viola de Lesseps (Gwyneth Paltrow) and is inspired to write Romeo and Juliet. That's the basic premise of this charming and clever romantic comedy set in 16th century England.