Shakespeare in love
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William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) is on a cold streak. Not only is he writing for Philip Henslowe (Geoffrey Rush), owner of "The Rose," a theatre whose doors are about to be closed by sadistic creditors, but he's got a nasty case of writer's block. Shakespeare hasn't written a hit in years. In fact, he hasn't written much of anything recently. Thus, the Bard finds himself in quite a bind when Henslowe, desperate to stave off another round of hot-coals-to-feet application, stakes The Rose's solvency on Shakespeare's new comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter." The problem is, "Romeo" is safely "locked away" in Shakespeare's head, which is to say that not a word of it is written. Meanwhile, the lovely Lady Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow) is an ardent theatre-goer -- scandalous for a woman of her breeding -- who especially admires Shakespeare's plays and, not incidentally, Bill himself. Alas, she's about to be sold as property into a loveless marriage by her mercenary father and shipped off to a Virginia tobacco plantation. But not before dressing up as a young man and winning the part of Romeo in the embryonic play. Shakespeare soon discovers the deception and goes along with it, using the blossoming love affair to ignite his muse. As William and Viola's romance grows in intensity and spirals towards its inevitable culmination, so, too, does the farcical comedy about Romeo and pirates transform into the timeless tragedy that is Romeo and Juliet.

Item Details
Miramax collector's series
Miramax collector's series DVD.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Romance fiction.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Fiction.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Romantic comedy films.
Other Authors:
Affleck, Ben, 1972- actor.
Alliance Atlantis (Firm), film distributor.
Dench, Judi, 1934- actor.
Fiennes, Joseph, 1970- actor.
Madden, John, 1949- film director.
Miramax Films, production company.
Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm), publisher.
Paltrow, Gwyneth, 1972- actor.
1 videodisc (122 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches.
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1996.
Title and statements of responsibility from DVD label and container.
For specific added features see container or interactive features menu while viewing disc.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Ben Affleck, Judi Dench.
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
For private home use only.
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Includes audio tracks in English and French with subtitles in English.
Winner of 7 Academy awards, including Best Picture and Best actress (Gwyneth Paltrow)
Publisher or Distributor Number:
ADVD 3505
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