Shakespeare In Love takes place in London, England in 1593 during the glory days of Elizabethan theatre. The movie centers on a young playwright named William Shakespeare (played by Joseph Fiennes). The storyline follows his creation of the play Romeo and Juliet, which parallels his romance with Viola De Lesseps (played by Gwyneth Paltrow).
The tale is full of passion and longing as William and Viola falls in love while William writes the play Romeo and Juliet and rehearsals begin. Unfortunately they are kept apart by status and other obstacles. In the true sense of drama, this movie twists and turns, leaving the viewer curious for what will happen next. Much like Romeo and Juliet, this too is a tragedy. Overall it is an interesting spin on the play and deserves to make it onto the must watch list.
Photos retrieved from the film Shakespeare In Love.