The movie that is being compared to a story here is one of the all-time best. The main theme portrayed in "Shakespeare in Love" is a love that is never meant to be. "Shakespeare in Love" parallels the play Shakespeare is currently working on, Romeo and Juliet, in which love is not meant to be due to the many obstacles in the way. Shakespeare's life in the film is very comparable to Romeo's life in Romeo and Juliet. William Shakespeare's life in the film and the play he is writing has several similarities and differences. In my opinion, this is one of the best movies and books to compare. "Shakespeare in Love" is a fairly accurate representation of the life of William Shakespeare at the time he was writing Romeo and Juliet. The young writer at the beginning of the film, is experiencing writer's block. He is writing, but is confused. Will's first inspiration is Rosalind, a woman that has stolen Romeo's heart at the beginning of the play. "Romeo and Rosaline. Scene one. God, I'm Good." (Norman pg.20). This shows how Will is inspired by Rosaline. It is not until he encounters the young noblewoman, Viola de Lesseps, that he discovers true love. This love that he meets is the one who takes his heart and is so special. The connection between Will and the woman he fell are love with is so special. Ultimately this movie is about the making of a great play, but most importantly it is about the power of words. The way they speak to each other is just like a play and it is true love being spoken. This is a connection that is love which, is never meant to last. In Romeo and Juliet, both Romeo and Juliet fall in love with each other as soon as they lay eyes on each other. The difference from this movie and the play, Romeo and Juliet, is that Will and Viola find love but they do not proceed it to the level it needs to go. However, in "Shakespeare in Love," both William and Viola feel true love at first sight, but it is more of an image
May 22, 2013
William Shakespeare in Love
In the movie Shakespeare in Love, written by M. Norman and T. Stoppard is about William Shakespeare and his goal or drive as an actor and producer of plays to regain his remarkable gift of imagination. In the adventure of creating his new play, he discovers a very impressive female actor named Lady Kent, and falls in love. Although he is married, he is still capable of falling in love with someone else. It was against the law for….
The film centres around the forbidden love of William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) and a noble woman, Viola de Lesseps (Gwyneth Paltrow).
As the film begins, Shakepeare's patron Philip Henslowe (Geoffrey Rush) finds himself in debt to loan shark Hugh Fennyman (Tom Wilkinson). Henslowe offers Fennyman a partnership in the upcoming production of Shakespeare's newest comedy, Romeo and Ethel, The Pirate's Daughter promising that it will be a hit. This play will later be renamed Romeo and Juliet and….
Shakespeare in Love vs. The Real Deal
John Madden’s Shakespeare in Love (1998) shows what could have happened to inspire William Shakespeare to write one of his most famous plays, Romeo & Juliet. Shakespeare in Love shows many similarities to the play Romeo & Juliet. Actors and actresses that play the main characters in this film are Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Geoffrey Rush. In the film they show many reenactments of how William Shakespeare may have first performed and wrote Romeo….
to think that suicide is okay because it is not. The person might think they are getting the ultimate escape, but really they are just hurting those that love and care for them. I completely understand that a parent would not want these ideas bestowed upon their kids. However, this is a love story from a long time ago. It is the classic love story written by a master. If a parent doesn’t want their children to get these ideas, they need to explain to them that this is a piece of art in writing….
“Shakespeare in Love”
Director: John Madden
Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow as Viola De Lesseps
Joseph Fiennes as William Shakespeare
Judy Dench as Queen Elizabeth I
Geoffrey Rush as Philip Henslowe
Ben Affleck as Ned Alleyn
Tom Wilkinson as Hugh Fennyman
Colin Firth as Lord Wessex
Summary: Will Shakespeare is a known but struggling poet, playwright and actor who not only has sold his next play to both Philip Henslow and Richard….
John Madden’s multi-award winning film Shakespeare in Love (1998) examines the perennial theme of forbidden love within the historical context of the Elizabethan Era but also from a more contemporary prism since the film emanates ideas, values and attitudes that resonate with modern audiences. The film, a romantic comedy, concerns the great writer, William Shakespeare and how he overcomes his writer’s block through his love affair with the wealthy and radiant Viola de Lesseps. However, due to differences….
Shakespeare's definitions of Love and Lust
When there are women and an omnipotent force to procreate there will be a number of resources that a man will use in order to attract the opposite sex. Often with the use of the notorious whistle/mating call, the perpetual use of lies about income, the stench of musk cologne, or the ever-popular use of the love poem, men strive to appeal to women with the intent to see his way to her heart. William Shakespeare, a man who, based on his works, was….
Shakespeare uses both love and beauty in Romeo and Juliet in order to express the characters feelings and opinions towards each other and also to express their understanding of love and beauty relative to the Elizabethan time period; in the same way that he does in 'sonnet 130', Carol Ann Duffy does in 'Havisham' and 'Valentine', Lord Byron in 'She walks in beauty' and John Donne in 'The Flea.' Although their poems all differ (whether it's in choice of language, style or the overall focus of the….
Shakespeare Sonnets: Love, Friendship, and Marriage
Most of what we look for today in our romantic relationships comes from the writings of Shakespeare with stories and characters he would create. “In the sonnets, 1-126, we see a growing friendship with the young man and the development of an intensity of feeling”(NSS). So we understand his sonnets as a true story of the evolution of love as he was going through it. But, throughout his sonnets 30, 55, and 116 we see his most apparent examples….
“A Quest for Love”
Love controls our lives
Love fuels our passions and beholds our hearts
Love is pure
Love is driven
Love never judges
Love only listens to our desires as they course through our blood
As love works its spell of bewitchment upon us
Rather we read Bronte, Tolstoy, Austin, or Shakespeare, there is one common thread among our favorite classic writers, and that is the theme of love. Love has been written about for centuries and for….