Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Love is the only inspiration.

  • Genre: Romance, History, Comedy
  • Release Date: 1998-01-29
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 2431 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 3min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
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Young Shakespeare is forced to stage his latest comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter," before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman auditions for a role, they fall into forbidden love -- and his play finds a new life (and title). As their relationship progresses, Shakespeare's comedy soon transforms into tragedy.

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    Writing Tom Stoppard Screenplay
    Sound Stephen Warbeck Original Music Composer
    Production Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
    Production Harvey Weinstein Producer
    Production Mark Cooper Line Producer
    Production Michelle Guish Casting
    Production Edward Zwick Producer
    Costume & Make-Up Sandy Powell Costume Design
    Art Steven Lawrence Art Direction
    Art Jill Quertier Set Decoration
    Directing John Madden Director
    Writing Marc Norman Screenplay
    Production Marc Norman Producer
    Production David Parfitt Producer
    Production Donna Gigliotti Producer
    Production Julie Goldstein Executive Producer
    Camera Richard Greatrex Director of Photography
    Editing David Gamble Editor
    Production Linda Bruce Associate Producer
    Crew Stuart Williams Carpenter