History Film / ShakespeareInLove

7th Sep '16 3:31:10 PM fearlessnikki
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The real Shakespeare definitely didn't make the plot of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' up as he went along since - as is the case with pretty much ''all'' of his work - he was adapting pre-existing poems, stories or historical records for the stage; in this case he used ''The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet.''

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The real Shakespeare definitely didn't make the plot of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' up as he went along since - as is the case with pretty much ''all'' of his work - he was adapting pre-existing poems, stories or historical records for the stage; in this case he used ''The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet.''



* DeusExMachina: Queen Elizabeth I. Of course, there wasn't as much of a stigma attached to the trope back in Shakespeare's day -- many of his plays had a duke or prince showing up in the last act to pass judgment and ensure a happy ending -- so it could be justified by the GrandfatherClause.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: DoomedByCanon; History - and the film itself - tells us that Shakespeare married a woman named Anne Hathaway ([[Creator/AnneHathaway not that one]]), so viewers shouldn't get their hopes up.

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* CreatorBreakdown: In-universe. Will turns the play from a comedy into an outright tragedy once he realises that he and Viola can never be together.
* CreatorRecovery: In-universe, followed on from the above. Will is then inspired to write ''Twelfth Night'' as a way of giving Viola a happy ending in fiction if she can't have one in real life.
* DeusExMachina: Queen Elizabeth I. Of course, there wasn't as much of a stigma attached to the trope back in Shakespeare's day -- many of his plays had a duke or prince showing up in the last act to pass judgment and ensure a happy ending -- so it could be justified by the GrandfatherClause.
GrandfatherClause. Her appearance is foreshadowed by the wager in her court earlier on at least.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: DoomedByCanon; History - and the film itself - tells us that Shakespeare married a woman named Anne Hathaway ([[Creator/AnneHathaway not that one]]), one]][[note]]Though that's who she's named after[[/note]]), so viewers [[DoomedByCanon shouldn't get their hopes up.up]].



* EekAMouse: Webster uses his pet rat to make 'Thomas Kent' give 'himself' away as Viola when Mister Tilney gets confused about which "woman" is supposed to actually be a woman. A more justified example than most, because he ''drops it onto her head!''

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* EekAMouse: Webster uses his pet rat to make 'Thomas Kent' give 'himself' away as Viola when Mister Tilney gets confused about which "woman" is supposed to actually be a woman. A more justified example than most, because he ''drops it onto her head!''head!'' - and the reveal is not her screaming, but rather pulling the wig off and exposing her long hair.



* [[FollowThatCar Follow That Boat!]]

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* [[FollowThatCar Follow That Boat!]]Boat!]]: This is how Will finds out where Viola lives, after she runs out of her audition.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Will asks if Sam's voice has broken yet in a throwaway line early on. [[spoiler: His voice breaks on the day of the performance, leaving them without a Juliet]].



* HeReallyCanAct: an in-universe example as the LoanShark Fennyman worms his way into the performance as the Apothecary. Shown nervous and worried beforehand, when the scene comes Fennyman gives an incredible performance that stuns Shakespeare.
** Although part of the reason he stuns Will is that, in his nerves, he repeatedly cuts in over Will's dialogue before it's his time to speak.

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* HeReallyCanAct: an Two in-universe example as the LoanShark examples.
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Fennyman worms is given a small role as the Apothecary and is seen nervously going over his way into lines. When the time comes, he delivers a very nice performance.
** Wabash is a stutterer who's hired against Will's [[{{Pun}} will]]. He overcomes his stutter to deliver a lovely
performance as the Apothecary. Shown nervous and worried beforehand, when the scene comes Prince. Will congratulates him afterwards.
* HeelFaceTurn:
Fennyman gives an incredible performance that stuns Shakespeare.
** Although
starts the film as a greedy moneylender but becomes enamoured by the theatre and is overjoyed to be given a small part of as the reason he stuns Will is that, in his nerves, he repeatedly cuts in over Will's dialogue before it's his time to speak.Apothecary.



* ImpoverishedPatrician: The Wessex family.

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* ImpoverishedPatrician: The Wessex family.family, and Lord Wessex wishes to marry Viola to secure some money.



* TheMuse: Almost the entire point of the movie.

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* TheMuse: Almost the entire point of the movie. Will at first thinks Rosaline will be his muse but when he catches her in bed with Burbage, he turns her into the RomanticFalseLead in the play. Viola then becomes his muse properly.



* RomanticComedy

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* %%* RomanticComedy



* ShownTheirWork

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* %%* ShownTheirWork



* StutteringIntoEloquence : Wabash, introducing the play.

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* StutteringIntoEloquence : StutteringIntoEloquence: Wabash, introducing the play.



* VirginVision: The Queen has it, unfortunately.

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* VirginVision: The Queen has it, unfortunately. As she tells Lord Wessex.
--> "She's been plucked already. And not by you."
28th Aug '16 9:52:24 PM vifetoile
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* YoungFutureFamousPeople: Stoppard imagines early-career-Shakespeare as a mercurial writer, prone to mood swings, and much more [[TechnicianVsPerformer a Performer than a Technician.]] Magpie-like, he snatches up good names and turns of phrase wherever he finds them - ''that'' much is accurate -- and he has a painful yearning for a great love, as well as to write great works.

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* YoungFutureFamousPeople: Stoppard imagines early-career-Shakespeare as a mercurial writer, prone to mood swings, and much more [[TechnicianVsPerformer a Performer than a Technician.]] Magpie-like, he snatches up good names and turns of phrase wherever he finds them - ''that'' much is accurate -- - and he has a painful yearning for a great love, as well as to write great works.
16th Aug '16 1:33:03 PM vifetoile
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* HistoricalInJoke: Tied with GeniusBonus.

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* HistoricalInJoke: Tied with GeniusBonus.GeniusBonus - for example, Stoppard spoofs the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakespeare_authorship_question Shakespeare Authorship Question]] by having one character just plain ''ask'' him, "Are you the author of the plays of William Shakespeare?" To which Will answers yes.
7th Aug '16 10:01:30 PM vifetoile
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* YoungFutureFamousPeople

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* YoungFutureFamousPeopleYoungFutureFamousPeople: Stoppard imagines early-career-Shakespeare as a mercurial writer, prone to mood swings, and much more [[TechnicianVsPerformer a Performer than a Technician.]] Magpie-like, he snatches up good names and turns of phrase wherever he finds them - ''that'' much is accurate -- and he has a painful yearning for a great love, as well as to write great works.
14th Jul '16 12:26:17 AM PaulA
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* AlterEgo: Thomas Kent, a player from the countryside, to Lady Viola de Lesseps, a wealthy lady.



* SweetPollyOliver

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* SweetPollyOliverSweetPollyOliver: Lady Viola de Lesseps, a wealthy lady, disguises herself as Thomas Kent, a player from the countryside.
2nd Jul '16 9:20:09 AM wittylibrarian
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* GeniusBonus: Every trope that happens in this movie refers to similar tropes that pop up - often repeatedly - in Shakespeare's plays.
2nd Jul '16 9:19:35 AM wittylibrarian
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* GeniusBonus: Every trope that happens in this movie refers to similar tropes that pop up - often repeatedly - in Shakespeare's plays.
29th Feb '16 5:06:58 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* EekAMouse: Webster uses his pet rat to make 'Thomas Kent' give 'himself' away as Viola when Mister Tilney gets confused about which "woman" is supposed to actually be a woman. A more justified example than most, because he ''drops it onto her head!''
11th Nov '15 8:20:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* CastingGag: Ben Affleck has a minor role, playing a big-name actor who is tricked into taking a minor role.
--> '''Shakespeare:''' You, sir, are a gentleman.
--> '''Alleyn:''' And you, sir, are a Warwickshire shithouse.
11th Nov '15 8:19:46 AM Morgenthaler
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