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Shakespeare in Love

2hrs 3mins
Directed by
John Madden
Joseph Fiennes,
Gwyneth Paltrow,
Ben Affleck,
Judi Dench

Co-presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. Join us for a post-screening discussion featuring actor and teacher Marianna Bassham and The Boston Globe film critic Odie Henderson, moderated by actor and dramaturg Regine Vital.

25th anniversary screening! Featuring an Oscar-winning script co-written by Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare in Love follows the adventures of Young Will Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes), and up-and-coming playwright who has been disastrously struck by the bane of the writer's life - writer's block.

His comedy "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter" isn't going anywhere and the playhouse is under threat of closure. What Will needs is a muse, and she appears in the form of the beautiful and betrothed Lady Viola (Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow). The path of true love does not run smooth for Will, but the joys and tragedy of his own life find their way onto the page in a moving, witty and spellbinding tale.



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