History Film / ShakespeareInLove

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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* TheRenaissance
2nd Jul '15 2:43:00 PM Ciara25
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The real Shakespeare definitely wouldn't have been making the plot of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' up as he went along since - as is the case with most of his work - he was adapting pre-existing poems, stories or historical records for the stage; in this case ''The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet.''

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The real Shakespeare definitely wouldn't have been making didn't make the plot of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' up as he went along since - as is the case with most 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.''
2nd Jul '15 2:29:16 PM Ciara25
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* AristocratsAreEvil: Played With The Earl of Wessex was in the right to do what he did considering Lady Viola was an idealistic whore who lost her maidenhead to a playwright.

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* AristocratsAreEvil: Played With The with; by the standards of the time, [[DeliberateValuesDissonance the Earl of Wessex was in the right to do what act as he did did, considering Lady Viola Viola, who was an idealistic whore who betrothed to him, lost her maidenhead to a playwright.]]
2nd Jul '15 3:27:26 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** 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.



** Part of Tilney's job as Master of the Revels is to censer plays intended for public performance so that they do not offend either the Queen or the people.

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** Part of Tilney's job as Master of the Revels is to censer censor plays intended for public performance so that they do not offend either the Queen or the people.
10th Jun '15 6:37:06 PM WhiteyCB1890
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* AristocratsAreEvil: Viola's husband, the Earl of Wessex, is a total scumbag. Queen Elizabeth, on the other hand, is hard but fair.

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* AristocratsAreEvil: Viola's husband, the Played With The Earl of Wessex, is a total scumbag. Queen Elizabeth, on Wessex was in the other hand, is hard but fair.right to do what he did considering Lady Viola was an idealistic whore who lost her maidenhead to a playwright.
18th May '15 5:37:11 PM nombretomado
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The ShakespeareInFiction RomanticComedy that won Best Picture of 1998 at the AcademyAwards, surprising all those who were backing ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''. To some, it's one of the greatest {{award snub}}s in the history of the Oscars. To others, it's a blessed relief from the Oscar's usual insistence that TrueArtIsAngsty, a very intelligent and fun romp through a not-quite-accurate Elizabethan England. Creator/TomStoppard's script is witty and wise, and all of the cast, especially Creator/GwynethPaltrow as Viola, is at the top of their game.

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The ShakespeareInFiction RomanticComedy that won Best Picture of 1998 at the AcademyAwards, UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, surprising all those who were backing ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''. To some, it's one of the greatest {{award snub}}s in the history of the Oscars. To others, it's a blessed relief from the Oscar's usual insistence that TrueArtIsAngsty, a very intelligent and fun romp through a not-quite-accurate Elizabethan England. Creator/TomStoppard's script is witty and wise, and all of the cast, especially Creator/GwynethPaltrow as Viola, is at the top of their game.
14th Apr '15 1:34:42 PM vifetoile
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* AlterEgo: Thomas Kent, a player from the countryside, to Lady Viola de Lesseps, a wealthy lady.



* [[ArtisticLicenseFilmProduction Artistic License - Theatrical Production]]: In the PlayWithinAPlay, there are a few instances of staging that work great on film, but would be really poor choices on stage -- let alone in an open-air theater with no amplification. A glaring example: during Mercutio's death scene, he sinks against a pillar, then Romeo upstages him, back to the audience, and Mercutio growls his FamousLastWords in a near-whisper, which shouldn't have been heard by anyone past the first row of groundlings.



* ImpoverishedPatrician

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* ImpoverishedPatricianImpoverishedPatrician: The Wessex family.
* InstantExpert: Thomas Kent aka Viola de Lesseps, despite having never acted before, is utterly captivating as Romeo [[spoiler: and, later, as Juliet]] despite a few flubs in the dancing rehearsals. Helped out by Viola's passion for the material (and the playwright) and her very good memory.
11th Apr '15 1:37:53 AM vifetoile
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: In the PlayWithinAPlay, the Capulet family actors wear orange, red, and (for Juliet) pale gold, while the Montague members of the cast wears deep blues. This is very similar to Franco Zefirelli's definitive film of ''Romeo and Juliet'' -- with the difference that the Prince's family, instead of wearing brown, wears [[PurpleIsPowerful purple.]]
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