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A Movie Review Of Shakespeare In Love

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Depicting a cruel world, and inescapable deadlines, the film Shakespeare in Loveallows a light to force its way through the darkness as it creates a wonderful image ofwhat love truly is: beauty and inspiration. A romantic comedy set in London in the late sixteenth century. Will Shakespeare;a young playwright has been struggling with his latest work "Romeo and Ethel thePirate's Daughter ". Not only has he fallen behind with an approaching deadline, but alsohe has yet to write a single line, due to his bad case of writers block. At casting auditions,Will is not impressed, until a young, unfamiliar actor by the name of Thomas Kent getsWill's attention after which Thomas runs out of the theatre. What Will doesn't know isthat Thomas Kent is in fact the love of his life in disguise; wealthy Viola de Lesseps, ayoung lady he will soon meet. She will soon work as inspiration for his play. InShakespearian times it was against that law for women to act on stage. Viola does notallow the law to come in the way of her passion for this art when she is cast as Romeo,the lead. By the time that Will realizes that Thomas is truly Viola, she's promised inmarriage to the heartless Lord Wessex, which means that the Queen herself hasexpectations for the wedding to take place. Will and Viola's find themselves too greatlyattracted and in love to resist each other; caught up in a forbidden romance, it's nowonder that the play turns to a tragedy. A cinematic masterpiece, Shakespeare in Love is truly a rarity. Deserving of allOscar nominations and winnings, this film is not only one I will remember, but also onethat has set that bar high for motion pictures to come. Loving the story of Romeo and Juliet aided my appreciation for this film. What really did it for me was something different though. What's amazing is the extremelyclever and admirable way the story of Will and Viola, and the story of Romeo and Julietare tied together to make both romantic, and cinematic bliss. I call it innovativestorytelling. With a storyline that had me...

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