9780802123954

Shakespeare in Love

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  • ISBN13:

    9780802123954

  • ISBN10:

    0802123953

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/23/2015
  • Publisher: Grove Press

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Summary

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 theatre 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 theatre company, Cheek by Jowl. A Broadway transfer is planned for Spring 2015.

Author Biography

Tom Stoppard is the author of such seminal works as Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Jumpers, The Real Thing, Arcadia, The Invention of Love, and the trilogy The Coast of Utopia. His film credits include Parade's End, Shakespeare in Love, Enigma, and Anna Karenina.

Lee Hall is the author of screenplays including Billy Elliot and War Horse and plays including Spoonface Steinberg, Cooking With Elvis, and The Pitman Painters.

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