Shakespeare in Love

Watch Shakespeare in Love

"Love is the only inspiration."
  • R
  • 1998
  • 2 hr 3 min
  • 7.1  (214,219)
  • 87

Shakespeare in Love begins with a tale about William Shakespeare as a young man, before his claim to fame. As a young man, Will turns out to be a witty romantic becoming more and more popular as one of the great playwrights of his time. His colleague and agent Philip Henslowe spends every waking hour pacifying theatre commissioners and waiting for Shakespeare to complete his next classical piece. While Henslowe comedically has his feet burned, Will and rival Kit Marlowe drink beer in the bar worrying about theatres being closed down for twelve weeks because of the plague. Tensions rise as investor Hugh Fennyman grows more and more impatient with the slow production of young Will’s work. Looking for more and more ways to conclude his recent bout with writers block, Will only finds more despondency. Unable to find a way out and desperate for ideas William finally lays eyes on Viola De Lessep, who is promised to Lord Wessex. Finally the plague is deterred, theatres are opened and auditions are open to the public. Viola desires the main role.

Shakespeare in Love
Shakespeare In Love: The Foundation Of Shakespeare In Love (Bonus Clip)
Shakespeare In Love: The Foundation Of Shakespeare In Love (Bonus Clip)

Clip - 1 min 8 sec

Shakespeare In Love: His Next Masterpiece (Deleted Scene Bonus Clip)
Shakespeare In Love: His Next Masterpiece (Deleted Scene Bonus Clip)

Clip - 1 min 36 sec

Shakespeare In Love: Kiss
Shakespeare In Love: Kiss

Clip - 51 sec

Shakespeare In Love: Dance
Shakespeare In Love: Dance

Clip - 1 min 9 sec

Shakespeare In Love
Shakespeare In Love

Trailer - 1 min 48 sec

Shakespeare In Love: Ned's Return To Rose Playhouse
Shakespeare In Love: Ned's Return To Rose Playhouse

Clip - 30 sec

Description
Shakespeare in Love begins with a tale about William Shakespeare as a young man, before his claim to fame. As a young man, Will turns out to be a witty romantic becoming more and more popular as one of the great playwrights of his time. His colleague and agent Philip Henslowe spends every waking hour pacifying theatre commissioners and waiting for Shakespeare to complete his next classical piece. While Henslowe comedically has his feet burned, Will and rival Kit Marlowe drink beer in the bar worrying about theatres being closed down for twelve weeks because of the plague.

Tensions rise as investor Hugh Fennyman grows more and more impatient with the slow production of young Will’s work. Looking for more and more ways to conclude his recent bout with writers block, Will only finds more despondency. Unable to find a way out and desperate for ideas William finally lays eyes on Viola De Lessep, who is promised to Lord Wessex. Finally the plague is deterred, theatres are opened and auditions are open to the public. Viola desires the main role.

Shakespeare in Love is a 1998 history movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 3 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1 and a MetaScore of 87.

Where to Watch Shakespeare in Love

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  • Release Date
    1998
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    2 hr 3 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (214,219)
  • Metascore
    87