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Shakespeare in Love

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Original title
Shakespeare in Love
Running time
123 min.
United States United States
Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard
Stephen Warbeck
Richard Greatrex
Miramax, Universal Pictures, The Bedford Falls Company
Romance. Comedy. Drama | Stage Play. 16th Century. Romantic Comedy
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Shakespeare: Biopics
Synopsis / Plot
In 1590s London, amid the great heyday of Elizabethan entertainment, two rival theaters — The Curtain, owned by Richard Burbage and The Rose owned by Philip Henslowe — competed passionately for the same audience to fill their playhouses. Under pressure to satisfy the overwhelming demand for new works, a rising young writer by the name of Will Shakespeare penned his love-inspired play — Romeo and Juliet. This twisting, turning, fiery romance both on stage and off will break the hearts and inspire the souls of lovers around the world for centuries to come.

But how, in a time of plagues and monarchs, did this often comical, upstart, struggling scribe come to express such timeless passion in perfectly lifelike story and words? Could it have been that Shakespeare himself was madly in love?
1998: 7 Academy Awards: incl. Movie, Actress, Supp. Actress, Screenplay. 13 Nom.
1998: 3 Golden Globes: Best Movie Comedy-Musical, Screenplay, Actress. 6 Nom.
1998: 3 BAFTA Awards: Best Movie, Editing and Sup. Actress (Dench). 15 Nom.
1998: Film Critics Circle of New York: Best Screenplay. 2 Nominations
1998: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Screenplay
1998: 2 Critics' Choice Awards: Best Original Screenplay & Breakthrough Performer (Fiennes)
1999: Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear - Outstanding Single Arch. (Norman, Stoppard)
1998: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 2 Awards, including Best Screenplay. 4 Nom.
1998: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Screenplay
1998: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
1998: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1998: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Original Screenplay
1998: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Performance Cast & Actress (Paltrow). 5 Nom.
1998: David di Donatello Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
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