Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Love is the only inspiration.

  • Genre: History, Romance, Comedy
  • Release Date: 1998-01-29
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 2352 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