Category Archives: Shakespeare in Love (2017 class)

Risking Life for Love

Viola de Lesseps is a fictional character in Shakespeare in Love who personifies the love of theatre. Viola has a genuine interest in theater and would risks her life to become an actress, even though a woman is not permitted … Continue reading

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Fabulous Expressions – the Preacher

      Makepeace is a significant character in Shakespeare in Love. He is a Puritan preacher who wears a black robe and proclaims loudly to the passing crowd that he rails against “sinful” theaters, which are also almost direct … Continue reading

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Richard Burbage: “The Theatre” Owner

Richard Burbage in the movie Shakespeare in Love acts as one of Shakespeare’s rival and as a savior for Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. At first Richard Burbage and Shakespeare start from allies as Burbage hands money to Shakespeare to write … Continue reading

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The Business Pioneer of 1500s

Philip Henslowe was a pioneer in the theater industry and was proven to be very successful with his work. With The Rose Theater and later on The Globe in part of his possession, he is characterized as a keen business … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s Early Inspiration

William Shakespeare is played by Joseph Fiennes in the film, Shakespeare in Love, which was directed by John Madden and written by Marc Norman in 1998. The film takes place in 1593 London, when Shakespeare was writing the new comedy, … Continue reading

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