The long-awaited stage adaptation of the film that won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Shakespeare in Love has garnered astonishing reviews in London and is set to come to Broadway in Spring 2015
Shakespeare in Love
978-0-8021-2395-4 • $16.00 • Paperback • June 2015
“Funny, often genuinely moving and generates a glow you could warm your hands by. . . . The best British comedy since One Man, Two Guvnors and deserves equal success.” Daily Telegraph (5 stars)
Plagued by debt, tormented by writer’s block, and in desperate need of a new hit, promising new playwright Will Shakespeare finds his muse in the form of passionate young noblewoman Viola De Lesseps. Their forbidden love soon draws everyone, including Queen Elizabeth, into the drama, and inspires Will to write the greatest love story of all time: Romeo and Juliet. Based on the Oscar-winning screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare in Love has been deftly adapted for the stage by Lee Hall and has been playing to rave reviews and a sold-out theater at the Noël Coward in London. The London production is directed by Declan Donnellan and designed by Nick Ormerod, the driving force behind the world-renowned theater company, Cheek by Jowl. A Broadway transfer is planned for Spring 2015.