History YMMV / ShakespeareInLove

2nd Jul '16 9:21:23 AM wittylibrarian
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** Every trope that happens in this movie - SweetPollyOliver, KingIncognito, etc. - refers to similar tropes that pop up - often repeatedly - in Shakespeare's plays.
9th Jun '16 9:38:34 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* GeniusBonus: In Ned Alleyn's introductory scene, he enthusiastically rattles off a list of leading roles that he's played in Marlowe's plays, then dismissively adds that he also played [[Theatre/HenryVI King Henry VI]] when he notices Shakespeare in earshot. If you're familiar with the ''Henry VI'' trilogy, you can understand why Ned might not think highly of the role: Henry VI is a glorified side character in the play named for him, as the play is actually about the fracturing of the English nobility in the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses; Henry had almost no notable accomplishments to his name, and he's largely remembered as [[NeverLiveItDown the incompetent weakling who allowed England to descend into Civil War because he couldn't control his nobles]].

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In Ned Alleyn's introductory scene, he enthusiastically rattles off a list of leading roles that he's played in Marlowe's plays, then dismissively adds that he also played [[Theatre/HenryVI King Henry VI]] when he notices Shakespeare in earshot. If you're familiar with the ''Henry VI'' trilogy, you can understand why Ned might not think highly of the role: Henry VI is a glorified side character in the play named for him, as the play is actually about the fracturing of the English nobility in the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses; Henry had almost no notable accomplishments to his name, and he's largely remembered as [[NeverLiveItDown the incompetent weakling who allowed England to descend into Civil War because he couldn't control his nobles]].nobles]].
** Other than ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', the three Shakespeare plays explicitly referenced in this film are ''Theatre/TwoGentlemenOfVerona'' (which the actors are shown performing), ''Theatre/HenryVI'' and ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus'' (which are both mentioned in dialogue). If you're familiar with the timeline of Shakespeare's career, this should immediately make it clear that the movie takes place at an early point in his life. Scholars generally agree that those are three of Shakespeare's earliest plays, and that one of them was probably the very first play he ever wrote (though it's almost impossible to know ''which'' one). [[note]] Dating is rather inexact, since most plays in the Elizabethan era weren't actually published until long after they were written, and after they had already been performed for years. But by comparing the plays and analyzing their composition, scholars have at least managed to develop a rough idea of which plays came first.[[/note]]
13th Sep '15 5:45:37 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* GeniusBonus: So many.

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* GeniusBonus: So many.In Ned Alleyn's introductory scene, he enthusiastically rattles off a list of leading roles that he's played in Marlowe's plays, then dismissively adds that he also played [[Theatre/HenryVI King Henry VI]] when he notices Shakespeare in earshot. If you're familiar with the ''Henry VI'' trilogy, you can understand why Ned might not think highly of the role: Henry VI is a glorified side character in the play named for him, as the play is actually about the fracturing of the English nobility in the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses; Henry had almost no notable accomplishments to his name, and he's largely remembered as [[NeverLiveItDown the incompetent weakling who allowed England to descend into Civil War because he couldn't control his nobles]].
24th Aug '15 2:20:15 AM LondonKdS
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-->'''Will''': You will never age for me, nor fade, nor die.

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-->'''Will''': You will never age for me, nor fade, nor die.die.
* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: There was some controversy at the time of the film's release due to its alleged similarity to the mid-20th-century novel ''No Bed For Bacon'' by Caryl Brahms and S J Simon.
2nd Aug '15 2:13:30 AM IJVin
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* ComedyGhetto: The last comedy to win Best Picture until the BlackComedy {{Birdman}}, which came out in 2014. This film was released in 1998.
* FreudWasRight: When Will is talking to his physician, saying that his inspiration is coming along difficultly, like trying to open a keyhole with a floppy fish...

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* ComedyGhetto: The last comedy to win Best Picture until the BlackComedy {{Birdman}}, ''{{Birdman}}'', which came out in 2014. This film was released in 1998.
* FreudWasRight: When Will is talking to his physician, saying that his inspiration is coming along difficultly, like trying to open pick a keyhole lock with a floppy fish...wet herring...
23rd Feb '15 12:20:31 AM MHMhasf1998
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* ComedyGhetto: The last comedy to win Best Picture as of TheNewTens. This film was released in 1998.

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* ComedyGhetto: The last comedy to win Best Picture as of TheNewTens.until the BlackComedy {{Birdman}}, which came out in 2014. This film was released in 1998.
22nd Oct '14 8:16:51 AM obsessmuch
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* OneSceneWonder: Judi Dench as Queen Elizabeth I. Eight minutes of screentime total, and one Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

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* OneSceneWonder: Judi Dench as Queen Elizabeth I. Eight minutes of screentime total, and one Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.Actress.
* TearJerker: [[spoiler:Will and Viola parting at the end, never to meet again.]]
-->'''Will''': You will never age for me, nor fade, nor die.
11th May '14 12:02:43 AM Tuckerscreator
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* ComedyGhetto: The last comedy to win Best Picture as of 2014. This film was released in 1998.

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* ComedyGhetto: The last comedy to win Best Picture as of 2014.TheNewTens. This film was released in 1998.
11th May '14 12:01:59 AM Tuckerscreator
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* ComedyGhetto: The last comedy to win Best Picture as of 2013. This film was released in 1998.

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* ComedyGhetto: The last comedy to win Best Picture as of 2013.2014. This film was released in 1998.
6th Mar '14 8:19:06 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* HypeBacklash: [[InvertedTrope Inverted.]] People seem to forget it's quite a good movie due to anger over the Best Picture win.

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* HypeBacklash: [[InvertedTrope Inverted.]] People seem to forget it's quite a good movie due to anger over the Best Picture win. Among Rotten Tomatoes' Top Critics, its Tomatometer and average review score are nearly identical to ''Ryan'''s.
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