Shakespeare in Love

Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard
Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall | Directed by Scott Edmiston

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
1/12/18 - 2/10/18

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"It could just make you fall, all over again, in love with Shakespeare."-THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
"An absolute joy from beginning to end!"- THE DAILY EXPRESS
"It makes you feel grateful to be alive."- THE INDEPENDENT

Shakespeare in Love

JANUARY 12 - FEBRUARY 10, 2018
New England Premiere
Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard
Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall
Directed by Scott Edmiston

Based on the Academy Award-winning film, Shakespeare in Love tells the story of young Will Shakespeare, who is suffering a severe case of writer's block as the deadline fast approaches to deliver his new play, Romeo and Ethel, The Pirate's Daughter. Enter Viola, a headstrong noblewoman and admirer of Will's, who disguises herself as a boy so she can skirt the law and appear (as a girl) in his play. But when the playwright and his muse fall in love, the plot undergoes some surprising rewrites. Mistaken identities, courtly intrigue, and backstage bickering are all part of the fun in this raucous romantic comedy of errors that reminds us that all the world's a stage and love is unrehearsed.